Collaboration with Educational Professionals
At times, therapy may a team of the therapist, the teen, the parents or caregivers, and the teen’s psychiatrist or school professionals (as deemed appropriate). I recognize and respect the important role of the parents/caregivers and strive to collaborate with parents, school professionals and medical professionals to learn more about the child’s strengths and weaknesses and develop individualized treatment plan. Parents and caregivers are actively involved in the treatment process, as they have great influence and can be active agents of change for their child.
The overall goal of therapy is to provide effective, adaptive skills and strategies to help children and families cope with emotions, stressors, and behaviors.
Problems addressed include:
· Anxieties and fears
· School problems, attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder, learning disorders,
· Emotional and behavioral factors such as temper
tantrums, defiance, or rule-breaking, interfering with
· Reactions to situations such as divorce, or
re-marriage in the family.
· Adjustment to or management of chronic illnesses
(asthma, diabetes, cancer)
· Concerns about your child’s development.
· Reaction to events such as loss of significant people,
or other traumatic event.
· Relationship and communication issues with parents