specialized THERAPY to meet your family’s needs
child and adolescent therapy
Using play, art, animal assisted interventions and hands-on activities, your child or adolescent will learn to cope with anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions and more. Therapy will help them develop the skills to:
Recognize their emotions in different situations
Learn to cope with their feelings in healthy ways
Believe in themselves and their capabilities
Express their thoughts and emotions to those around them
Child and adolescent specialties include:
Anxiety including separation anxiety, social anxiety and school anxiety
Young women on the Autism Spectrum
Divorce/Remarriage/Sibling Birth or Adoption/Changes in the family
FAMILY & PARENTING SUPPORT
Imagine what it would be like to feel refreshed rather than exhausted each day. Whether you are a single parent, married couple, step-parent or co-parent, you deserve a judgment-free zone to share your feelings about any challenges you are experiencing in parenting. There is no “one way” to parent, and no “quick fix” to challenges at home but you can learn skills to support your child or adolescent and keep building a strong, connected family.
Family is one of the most important things in a child or teen’s life. In family therapy sessions, relationships can be repaired and improved. As a family, you can work together to create routines, improve communication and strengthen bonds.
Animal Assisted Interventions With Franklin
Franklin is a dog with a job! A 10-month-old Labradoodle and therapy dog in training, he will happily greet you as you enter my office and provide comfort during your session. He brings a sense of calm and joy to the office, and sometimes offers comedic relief. Therapy with animals has been shown to help clients feel more comfortable in session, help create a sense of non-judgement and more. Franklin loves his job, and gets very excited when it’s time for “the office.” He loves to do tricks for treats from clients, and knows “sit,” “stay,” “up,” “come,” “shake,” “bump (fist bump)” and “lay.” He loves to fetch, but is still working to learn “drop it.”
If you choose, Franklin can directly work with you or your child as they brush him or teach him a new trick. Ask me more about this during our consultation if you’re interested!