Once you request mental health services. I will confirm that I am a good fit for your needs (or provide recommendations).
*I may need to place your child on my waitlist to ensure I am not overbooked and clients can see me regularly for effective service.
*Sometimes parents are aware of minimal mental health services available and wonder if their child's presenting concerns are severe enough for my services. I strongly believe in early intervention - you are very welcome to be in touch if you are noticing early signs of mental health support needs.
Next, we schedule an intake session. Generally, I like to meet with parents/caregivers on their own first so that you can speak more freely; you may instead choose to include your child in the initial intake session. In addition to our conversations, I incorporate standardized screening and assessment tools which are specific to developmental stages. I present a plan for what I believe will be most helpful, which we agree to together.
I provide therapy sessions for children/teens and caregivers individually, and together. I use different therapeutic approaches to suit the specific needs of each child, caregiver, and family. I include caregivers as much as possible in their child's therapeutic process.
You may request a written report or letter of my assessment and your child's progress in therapy, or recommendations for support in different settings, at any time.
Some of the challenges I support children and families with are:
difficult life experiences (trauma and grief)
family relationship challenges
challenges related to ADHD and Autism