Children and Adolescents
Children and adolescents are often referred to me when school problems have surfaced and extra support is needed. I have a strong background in special education. I am familiar with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and can help families navigate their way through this sometimes stressful process.
I also work with advanced placement students and competitive athletes (and their parents) around the issues of overachieving, anxiety, social skills, self-esteem, and depression to help them understand and work with their special strengths and needs.
College students who are having trouble adjusting to college life are a growing part of my practice. I work with these emerging adults to identify the source of the problem and connect them to resources that can help them return to school with confidence. In some cases, returning to college is not an option and alternative plans are developed.
Personal and Family Issues
Declining grades and behavior problems in school are often related to issues going on outside of school. I routinely work with students who are dealing with challenging situations at home, such as parental separation or divorce, blended families, sibling issues, or other complicated family dynamics. Adolescents who are dealing with sexual identity issues and substance abuse are referred to me as well.