Therapy for Neurodivergent Children, Adolescents and Teens
(ages 5 and up)
Therapy to Support Balanced Behaviors and Action Based Change
If you have landed on this page, your neurodivergent child, adolescent or teen may be struggling, but I am glad you are here taking some time to learn a bit more about how I can be of support. My passion is helping individuals get unstuck and moving forward with healthy and balanced behaviors. You might be wondering what are balanced behaviors? Balanced behaviors in my work tend to include: emotional regulation skills, flexibility, impulse control, healthy coping skills, mindfulness, living according to your values, engaging in appropriate life skills, communication skills and self care. These are the sorts of things we will work on and process together in our sessions. Sessions will be positive, fun, action oriented, strengths based and solutions focused.
If you have a child that has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, developmental disability, or a learning disability and you are all struggling, you are not alone and I can help. I have over 17 years experience working with a variety of needs and in different settings to support psychological well being. I wholeheartedly believe that with the right support in place, regardless of needs, all children can succeed. I have seen countless amounts of times how through the therapy process, powerful shifts and learning can occur helping individuals and families begin to thrive again.
I am passionate about partnering with parents to help support your child’s needs so we can work through any obstacles you are facing and help you get unstuck while learning new healthy ways to navigate life’s challenges. As a past special education teacher, I also enjoy joining with parents to collaborate with other professionals (OT’s, SLP’s, Learning Specialists, School Psychologists) to navigate school needs such as IEP’s and 504’s. It truly does take a village.
I hope you reach out so we can connect for a free 30 minute phone consultation and I can share more about how I can be of support on your journey towards behavioral wellness.
Goals for Therapy
- Establish Individual and Family Needs
- Increase Positive Behaviors with the Individualized ABC ACTion Plan
- Learn Coping Skills and Balanced Behaviors Tools
- Strengthen Relationships
- Improve Communication, Social Skills and Daily Functioning
- Collaboration with Other Providers and Professionals
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
Common Therapy Issues for Children, Adolescents and Teens
- Emotional Regulation Challenges
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- OCD and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) such as skin picking and hair pulling.
- School Refusals
- Academic Concerns
- Disruptive behavior
- Habits and habit disorders
- Learning disorders
- Lying and Stealing
- Mood and Bipolar Disorders
- Property Destruction
- Social Skills
- Life Skills
- LGBTQ+ Affirming Counseling