I provide coaching and support for parents whose children are exhibiting challenging behaviors at home. Sometimes the typical "parenting toolbox" that parents use by default with their children does not work for all kids. We will look outside this box to find other techniques that may be more helpful for healing your child and families. We also can discuss how to navigate the maze of other options (talk therapy, EMDR, neurofeedback, art therapy, movement therapy, medications) that you might be considering. .
At our initial meeting, we will talk about what your family is experiencing and what your main concerns are. You will find out more about me and my background, and the training that I have had in various interventions.
This introductory meeting should give you a starting point for
determining where to go next in getting help for your family. We can brainstorm about what therapeutic approach might be best
for your family. We can discuss the range of local resources and
therapists who might be able to help, either instead of or in addition to working with me.
Parenting a child with a trauma history, or with "out-of-the-box" behavior problems can be frustrating and exhausting. However, healing is possible, and you are not alone! I am here to help you:
- Bring more peace into your home - Help your child develop more self-regulation skills - Learn strategies to de-escalate situations and decrease rages and tantrums - Develop ways to manage your own anger and frustration - Understand how a child's brain development impacts behavior, and how we can help a child heal - Create a safe, nurturing environment in the household - Bring healing to your child and your family
For families specifically interested in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), we can go through the principles of TBRI and work on applying them in your family.