Childhood, now more than ever, can be full of changes. Sometimes children need additional support to adjust, and a safe place to share their feelings about the changes they are experiencing. These challenges can be transformed into opportunities for growth. Art therapy integrated with EMDR can help children successfully move through transitions such as a new sibling, a move to a new school, divorce, new living arrangements, loss of a loved one, a medical diagnosis or challenges at school. By providing opportunities for children to release and name their feelings and needs in healthy ways, I help them let go of acting-out behaviors they have been using unsuccessfully to try to get their needs met (tantrums, oppositional behavior, defiance).
I work closely with parents providing support and resources to help you connect and grow closer to your child while helping them be their best self. It warms my heart to see my clients trade a negative view of themselves (“I’m stupid”, “I am unloveable”) for a more positive one (“I am smart”, “I am lovable and good enough”). I am comfortable working with children of all ages.