What do you do when your once happy and carefree child has suddenly become frightened, sad or withdrawn? 

The joys of childhood can be disrupted by stressors in a child’s life – such as the loss of a loved one, bullying at school, moving, family conflict, and traumatic events. These sudden changes frequently overwhelm a child’s ability to cope, and often overwhelm parents, too.

While some children are usually happy and carefree, others seem born with temperaments that cause them to be frequently anxious, easily angered, or sad. These children can become even more difficult to parent, as it seems that nothing soothes or cheers them.

My goal is to give you as parents the tools you need to comfort, soothe, and encourage your child, and to help you empower your child to embrace the world courageously and joyfully. In my work with families, I help parents strengthen weaknesses in the family so your child can feel safe, secure and ready to overcome their difficulties. I also provide a safe place for children of all ages to voice their concerns and process their feelings.

Common Challenges:

  • Emotional challenges: sadness, anger, worrying, fears
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Bullying at School
  • Academic challenges
  • Family conflict
  • Family changes: divorce, remarriage, new sibling
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Behavioral problems
  • Low self-esteem