I begin with a in-depth parent interview and take a holistic assessment of all facets of life (parent/family history, family dynamics, social/emotional status, trauma history, academics, medical, spiritual, etc.) and consider how these situations have potentially influenced current circumstances.
I also collaborate with other service providers, organizations, or schools in the assessment and treatment process when appropriate. I can incorporate techniques such as mindfulness, visualization, and relaxation, and am an enthusiastic practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (a.k.a "tapping”) - all techniques used to neutralize or eliminate overwhelming negative emotions or situations that may have brought you to seek treatment. My goal is to provide interventions and recommendations that help to move the client and/or family toward wholeness and harmony!
Length of treatment varies depending upon the referral or concern. Typically, sessions are weekly in the beginning, and moving to every other week, monthly, or as-needed, depending upon the circumstances.