Issues Treated in Child Therapy
When anxiety is an issue, I am using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to externalize the anxiety and help the kids to battle against it so it stops ruining their fun, as well as help them access their super powers to be able to sit with anxiety, and to go towards the things they're afraid of, rather than running away from them (exposure therapy). In situations with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, I teach parents techniques for helping with emotional escalations, and creating structures for success. The attachment based work helps kids turn to their parents during hard times (e.g., divorce, death, medical issues, trauma), so that they're not alone, leading to decreasing depression and anxiety. Together, I help children to overcome their difficulties, be more successful, and help families to be closer and happier. Early intervention is so important, and as a specialist in teenagers, let me tell you, addressing these issues early is a lot easier when the kids are little.