Counseling is provided for children, youth, and their parents or guardians. I use both direct approaches, as well as child-centered approaches that allow the child to guide the session to their individual needs. I incorporate toys, art, role playing, sand tray, and music into sessions to allow children and adolescents to express themselves in anyway they feel comfortable. I tailor each session to meet the child where they are emotionally and developmentally. I partner with the parents to create a supportive team. Consultation with parents or guardians is essential when learning new skills to practice outside of sessions. Sessions are also available with sibling pairs or the child and their parent if deemed necessary. Children from early childhood through adolescents are welcome!
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