I’m a big fan of sensitive parents.
In my work as a clinical counselor I’ve realized that the best, most effective way to help children is to help their parents, which is why I’ve created this psychoeducation program. I give you the tools and support to create an evidence-based, effective intervention for the benefit of your anxious child or teen. We pull in lots of resources so that you feel informed and empowered to support them and yourself! (Because this is heavy work!)
The wonderful parents I work with are highly attuned, thoughtful, and intense parents who are really hard on themselves. Just like their kids.
And I’m a big fan of sensitive kids.
I always say that every child I saw in my therapy practice was either anxious or angry — and all the angry ones were really anxious.
Anxiety can create a score of behavior problems. Anxious kids may avoid new events, not let their parents out of their sight (even to go to sleep or go to the bathroom), and meltdown if any little thing goes wrong. They don’t WANT to be that way — they just don’t know how NOT to be that way.
If you have an anxious child, you’re probably exhausted, depleted, guilt-stricken and worried. But here’s the good news: It’s NOT your fault and there IS help.
My masters is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. I am trained in the SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) method, and Exposure Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have post-grad certification in Infant-Toddler Mental Health from Arcadia University, and completed the certification training for postpartum mood disorders through Postpartum Support International.