- Does your child appear sad, anxious, or stressed?
- Is your child
struggling to make and keep friends or working through conflicts?
- Do you wish you had a better
handle on your child's behaviors?
- Has your child experienced the loss of a loved one, divorce,
or separation ?
- Is the school concerned about your child's behaviors, or
- Are you concerned that academic progress is being affected
by attention problems?
Your child's happiness and success can be affected by many of life's stressors:
Social Problems *
Divorce or Separation * Grief and Loss * Trauma * Abuse
Mood and Other Psychiatric Disorders * Anxiety
* Foster Care * Adoption * Coping with Stress *
Reactions to a new Sibling * Nightmares *
Sleep Disturbance * Addiction of a Loved One
Violence * ADD/ADHD
* Serious Illness * Developmental Issues
Strong parent or caregiver involvement maximizes growth:
Without input and involvement from adults, the therapy process would not be
complete. Adults are also impacted by their child's stress. Caregivers will find support during sessions, and the knowledge
they have of their child will be sought out and utilized to the fullest.
Strong collaboration with other service providers maximizes effectiveness:
As necessary and requested by parents or caregivers, Heather will
collaborate with any other service provider, including your family doctor or pediatrician, your child's psychiatrist, other
providers, caregivers or family members, and school professionals to enhance the work with you and your child.
work, and art are an integral part of therapy: Heather utilizes play in her
work to help identify the sources of stress in children, and also to alleviate the impact of this pressure through self expression
and guided self exploration. Sessions are a mixture of child-guided and therapist-guided activity, and talk therapy
is also a part of the child's work with Heather.
Contact us if you have questions about whether this is the next step for you
or your child:
Don't hesitate to contact Heather to ask questions or gather feedback
about the therapy process or what is happening with your child. Sometimes we just need to ask some questions over the
phone or only attend one session to decide if this is the direction to take for our child. Let Heather help you with
any decisions before committing to anything moderate or long-term.