“There is no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
– Nelson Mandela
Families and Children
Working with distressed children and their exhausted parents is a key focus of my practice. I address issues such as: oppositional behavior, social problems, family conflict, aggressive acting-out, school refusal, phobias, autism spectrum disorders, bullying, divorce and custody disputes, and many other difficulties.
Most kids find my office to be a safe and fun place. My connection with kids is the foundation for successful treatment; as such, I go to great lengths to build that connection– play, drawing, board games, jokes, sand play, foosball, role-play, stories, Nerf basketball, sculpting, music and more.
My treatment for children is not only relational, but highly pragmatic. I leverage many techniques for kids including: handouts, role-play, goal-directed exercises, projective games, and skills building. I also offer parents support through education, skills building and parenting plans. The younger the child, the more I work with parents to achieve change.
Feel free to call or send me an email. I invite any questions you may have about how I work with children and families.
* The child photographs here were provided by Peter Thompson, a Chicago-based family photographer. Find out more about his work here: www.petertakespictures.com
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