Children & Families

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.

Melanie Klein, 1882-1960

Populations Serviced

  • Children who have experienced parental separation, loss, or death (foster / adopted children, children of divorce)
  • Children impacted by grief and traumatic events (accidents, illness) or major life changes (blended families, family move)
  • Children experiencing school-related challenges (social difficulties, learning challenges)
  • Children experiencing high family stress and chaos

Conditions Treated

  • Regulatory disorders in young children (problems related to sleeping, eating, elimination, sensory processing and emotional regulation)
  • Trauma-based disorders, such as child maltreatment (neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse), posttraumatic stress disorder, and reactive attachment disorder
  • Childhood onset disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder
  • Childhood mood disorders including disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders including separation anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder

Services Offered

I offer parent education, infant and toddler mental health care and specialized play therapy in my practice. Please read my Therapy Methods document which explains these services in detail.