There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
— William Hodding Carter, Jr
Psychotherapy For Children And Adolescents
I believe the goal of therapy is to help young people remove impediments to healthy development, and to adopt attitudes and behaviors that help them toward full potential. Because every child, adolescent, and family is unique, I work to be flexible in my approach. I select strategies from diverse schools of thought in an effort to accommodate a particular client’s situation.
Clients and their parents have the opportunity to shape treatment — your participation and feedback are vital to positive change. For younger children, the participation of parents or guardians is essential, and — while adolescents have significant rights to confidentiality — I seek and encourage adult input. Also, I will develop a working relationship with teachers and other professionals, as the situation demands.
I have been a psychologist in Washington State since 1997. Prior to private practice, my professional experience included work in a university medical center, a therapeutic preschool, a day treatment center for children and adolescents, a residential treatment facility, and a university psychological services center.