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A new perspective can be priceless when your child or family needs some extra help.
My training in working with children and families provides a perspective on your family you may not be able to see from within the family. Likely, I will be able to see and help you identify strengths that may be hidden from your view, as well as introduce you to perspective, strategies, and skills that serve your family goals. Additionally, if your child and family system would most benefit from a therapeutic team approach including more intensive services, I can refer you to the Devereux Colorado community-based program, a local non-profit agency that I am honored to be a part of.
I have a special love for working with children, adolescents, and families. When a child or parent is challenged with behavioral, emotional, or cognitive stressors the entire family is impacted and typically each family member has unique experience of emotional pain, confusion, or disconnection.
I define "parent" as any adult who has taken on that role, and I have worked with biological parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, step-parents, foster parents, and others who have temporarily or permanently taken on the role of parent. Our modern families take many different forms and I enjoy the creative opportunities each unique family system offers.
Typically when a parent seeks therapy for a child or adolescent I find that the potential for growth is most promising when the parent(s) and often siblings or other prominent family members are also involved in the therapy process. Often part of the therapy session is spend individually with the child and part of the session involves a parent or other family members. This creates space to address both the specific behaviors of concern as well as supporting healthy attachment and effective communication between child and parent. Through assessment and collaboration, specific treatment recommendations will be formulated for your child and family.
I also work with parents who discover that their unfinished business from their own childhoods is being triggered through the raising of children. This realization holds a tremendous opportunity for parents to unhook from their old stories and set up new internal structures where everyone can thrive. Parents are often determined to not pass on the pain of their own childhoods to their children, and psychotherapy provides the opportunity to follow through with this promise by allowing parents to truly evolve beyond old pain.
I bring a unique combination of approaches and skills for working with children, adolescents, and families.