Life is full of unexpected challenges and navigating it as a family can feel even more overwhelming. Children that are newly diagnosed with a medical condition, living with a chronic illness or adjusting to home after a hospitalization, may need support to cope with their experiences. Siblings of a brother/sister with special needs, children coping with a parent or loved one’s illness, separation or death also deserve the guidance of a caring adult. Providing a safe space to express themselves, receive age-appropriate information and have the opportunity to learn healthy coping skills is what I offer to families.
I provide psychosocial/emotional support through therapeutic play, creative arts, and education to help children process these challenges. I prepare children for new experiences, provide opportunities for self-expression and teach coping and advocacy skills. I work closely with parents to continue these healthy relationships and support their child’s needs.
It takes a village to raise kids. My goal is to always meet the family where they are to facilitate therapeutic services and help them overcome stress and anxiety related to challenges in their life.