Why consider therapy for your child? Because being a growing human with a developing brain and body is hard, and life is sometimes confusing, scary and can seem downright unfair. All of us, children included, do the very best we can to respond to emotional hurts, stress, fears and uncertainty with the skills we have at the time. Sometimes those responses look like unwanted behaviors, but I assure you they are an earnest (often very creative!) attempt to cope with discomfort or suffering.
Mindfulness-based counseling and skills-learning can positively influence your child’s brain development and help your child access a deep inner steadiness to develop and choose healthier responses to the ups and downs of the human experience. I incorporate what I’ve learned from my trainings in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Art Therapy, Sand Tray therapy, Attachment Theory, Positive Discipline, and The Nurtured Heart Approach to help resource your child and family on the path to lifelong peace of heart and mind.
Resources on General Parenting
The Magic Years by Selma Fraiberg
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel
Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
Raising and Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman
Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
Attachment-focused Parenting by Hughes
How to Behave so your Preschooler will too! by Sal Severe
The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman
The Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel
Trauma Proofing Your Kids by Peter Levine and Maggie Kline