Family, Youth, and Children

 

My work with children began in graduate school, on my clinical social work internships.   I have been counseling children and adolescents ever since.

"Children are the future" and deserve every opportunity to grow, be understood, encouraged and guided into adulthood. Working with adolescents and children always involves ongoing participation from parents. Sometimes the parents actively participate throughout the counseling and sometime they will meet with me periodically for consultation and coaching around discipline, communication, coparenting and single or divorced parent issues.

Maintaining confidentiality is crucial for preserving trust and confidence in the counseling relationship. The guidelines for confidentiality are established in the beginning with both parents and child.

Issues that bring families and youth in include: mood problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, behavioral issues, attention, grief and bereavement.