A Child & Adolescent Psychologist Serving San Francisco Families
Are you concerned about your child? Would you like support for her related to your divorce or joint custody, school, friendships, emotions or family issues?
I'm a clinical psychologist serving a lively group of children, tweens, teenagers and parents. My child and adolescent practice is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of elementary, middle and high school students, ages 5-18. I provide child and adolescent therapy and parent consultation.
Working with children and families over the last 20 + years has given me in-depth understanding of how children and teenagers think, learn and grow. When kids, parents and I put our heads together, we often find ways to make things better.
What I Help Kids, Tweens and Teens With
My clients include children, tweens and teenagers who:
Have parents going through or who have gone through separation or divorce
Feel worried, anxious, stressed or sad
Are having issues at school including anxiety, learning differences, perfectionism, challenges with academic pressure or social issues
Would like more friends, closer friends or better friends
Have experienced something stressful, difficult or traumatic
If none of the above describe your child, contact me and we can talk about whether I may be able to be of help. If not, I'll do my best to help refer you to someone who might be a better resource.
Nurture Your Child's Emotional Health and Well-Being
We all want to see young people happy, learning with enthusiasm, pursuing their strengths and enjoying positive relationships. Family, friends, school and community all contribute to a young person's emotional health and well-being.
Therapy adds another layer of support. It provides encouragement for your child’s development of communication skills and healthy social relationships. It reinforces the message that her thoughts and feelings are important, and that talking it about challenges is a healthy way to get help with them. Young people often appreciate the chance to speak about what's on their minds in private with a non-judgmental adult outside their family.
Counseling helps young people communicate and manage feelings more skillfully, strengthen relationships and navigate challenging experiences. These skills serve them at home, at school and with friends. When it works well, family members share the benefits of a child or adolescent's therapy.
Welcome Message for Parents
Parent Consultation in San Francisco
Want to consult with a child and adolescent psychologist, but not looking for therapy? Parenting consultation can be helpful for everyday questions and concerns. Parent consultation is wrapped into the child and adolescent therapy I provide. It is also available as a stand-alone service, apart from therapy. It can be as short or as long as you need.
Divorce/Separation Consultation for Parents
Is it time to tell your kids about your upcoming separation or divorce? I provide consultation to bay area parents about how to protect and nurture their children's psychological health and well-being during this process. Common topics covered include how and when to tell the children, developmental considerations, what to watch for, and dos and don'ts.
Let's Get Started
It's important that you find a therapist who's the right fit for your child. I'm glad to answer any questions you have about my practice, therapy or how to find help. Contact me to set up an introductory phone call.