CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

 

DOES YOUR CHILD OR TEEN STRUGGLE WITH LOW SELF ESTEEM, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AT SCHOOL, EXPERIENCE ONGOING SADNESS OR ANXIETY? HAS YOUR CHILD OR ADOLESCENT STRUGGLED WITH AN ADJUSTEMNT AS RELATED TO A LOSS DUE TO DIVORCE, DEATH OF A PARENT OR PET, OR CHANGE IN SCHOOL? IS YOUR CHILD STRUGGLING TO MAKE AND/OR MAINTAIN FRIENDSHIPS AT SCHOOL DUE TO ANXIETY OR SHYNESS?

 

My expertise working with children and adolescents is drawn on nearly a decade of school-based work ranging from being a high school teacher for 5 years to spending the past 4 years working as a school-based therapist and theatre teacher throughout the Bay Area working with elementary and middle school aged children.  I specialize in working with children who are struggling as result of: 

 

Traumatic Grief or Adjustment

Divorce

Anxiety and Depression 

Low Self Esteem

Ongoing Bullying 

Lack of Focus/Concentration/Motivation 

Challenges with Peer Relationships 

Challenges with Social Skills 

Defiance with Authority/Adults

Addiction to Video Games 

Academic Challenges 

 

As a Drama Therapist, I naturally use a creative approach including the use of play, drama, sand tray, art, poetry, sports, games, music, movement, puppetry as well as traditional talk to create a safe space for our work together. 

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