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My approach with children is to really follow their lead. Observation and getting to know them reveal their interests and capabilities. I work with children as young as 3.5 years old. Some children like to pretend play, some like art, some like to talk, some like to sit quietly. We can general find a route to the core areas of concern. Play is one of the most organic ways to open the mind and heart to reveal what's going on underneath the surface. With traumatized children, the focus is on recovering what has been lost has been lost, helping them reclaim their childhood, and placing them back onto a normal developmental trajectory. Children have an innate wisdom that is often overlooked or hidden beneath their unwanted behavior or diagnosis. The most important part of working with children is gaining their trust so that they not only want to come, but are open to participating in the therapeutic experience for the duration of treatment. I strongly believe that the earlier children start therapy and get the appropriate interventions, the sooner they can begin building on a solid, healthy foundation. Working with parents to support their child's therapeutic process is paramount.

• Play therapy 
• Art therapy 
• Storytelling and narrating
• Sand tray 

• Emotional vocabulary

• Social skills

Self esteem

• Building healthy narratives

• Coping skills


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