Approach to Therapy


 

When your child suffers, you suffer.

 

Families often have questions about what therapy entails and what to expect. I provide a safe space for children, teenagers and parents to work through difficulties related to physical and emotional pain. My approach is warm, empathic and direct. I believe that every child is unique, and tailor treatment goals to reflect these specific needs. I use evidence-based treatments such as  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation training and other skills-based interventions to address emotional and physical difficulties. These interventions can teach teens how to cope with pain and other stressors as they arise, and to apply these skills to situations throughout their lives.

 

As an integrative doctor, I subscribe to the biopsychosocial model of health, which holds that health and illness are attributable to biological (genetic, chemical), psychological (mood, personality, behavior), and social factors (friends, school, culture, family).  This means that I treat your child as a whole, not just an injured body part.

 

Sessions are 50 minutes once a week. I typically meet with parents once a month depending on need. I believe in a team approach to treatment, so often collaborate with medical doctors, teachers and other professionals with permission and as appropriate. 

 

I offer a flexible schedule, including after school and evenings. Children and parents alike are welcome to call for a consultation before coming in.

 

Questions? Ask me.