Counseling is an active and collaborative process resulting in self-awareness and change. The ultimate goal in a therapeutic relationship is to increase insight and address challenges. In my practice, counseling is a constructive process where I work with clients to identify patterns and work on behavior interventions. At my Oakland office, I specialize in counseling for teens, kids, families, and coaching for parents.
Families come to my practice in all shapes and sizes (large, small, single, married, gay, straight, divorced, inter-racial, inter-faith, etc.) and some at the recommendation of a school counselor or pediatrician. Many clients have read multiple books and tried various interventions at home or at school without success. What they all have in common is concern for a child who is struggling in some way and in need of a child counselor.
How does Counseling work?
I help families understand what motivates their children’s behavior, and find solutions by providing direct feedback and insightful guidance. I work in a tailored and direct manner until the behavior is understood and actionable changes can occur. My style is empathic, warm and free of judgment. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a child counselor and to help kids and their families get back on track.