Therapy with Children
Each child is their own special mosaic of interests, temperament, personality, and identities. In working with children, my goal is to understand each in their uniqueness and join them within their inner worlds. This is mainly accomplished through play. Because play is children’s primary language, we know that this medium is one of the most effective ways to work with, support, and teach children. In my sessions I utilize both directive and nondirective play therapy techniques, I also use a combination of relational, attachment focused, and talk therapy interventions. My primary focus is in developing a sense of trust and a feeling of safety with my clients. Though my speciality is working with transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender creative kids, I also have experience supporting children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, pain management, and life transitions.
How We Work Together
In working individually with children my goal is to also work collaboratively with parents. Before meeting your child, I’ll meet with you to conduct an intake and discuss treatment needs. Our first meeting together will also allow you to ask any initial questions you have of me. Depending on the needs of your child during treatment, family and/or parent sessions can additionally be scheduled as needed to support their care.