Treatment with children can be complicated and requires parental involvement. Individual therapy includes ten-minute consults with parents at either the beginning or end of the child's session. During this time, parent's provide updates about progress at home and school. Interventions for use at home may be discussed or modeled as well. Sometimes, additional time is needed to discuss worsening symptoms, crisis management and development of structure at home. Time for parent consultation without the child may also be necessary and scheduled in addition to the regular session. Parents are always welcome to reach out to schedule parent consultations as needed.
I understand how hard it is to reach out and find the right therapist for your child. As a parent myself I know that this is even more complicated because it is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and even guilt. Rest assured that I can relate to the difficulties parents face raising children in today's world. You will not find any judgment here; only the safety of support to help your family overcome difficult times. Please feel free to reach out and ask questions to make sure we are a good fit. I look forward to talking with you soon!