With these tools, youth are better equipped to experience success and health both in the present and future.
We now understand the implications of untreated stress on present and future health, and it is essential that we give our mental health the same attention as our physical health. This means taking proactive measures to build skills and develop practices to build healthy minds, just as we eat right and exercise to maintain healthy bodies.
go on to lead healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives.
is on In my practice I focus on the wellness of youth and their families. . In order to live healthy, happy, and balanced lives we must attend to our
wherein they are more connected, better able to . While we all do our I believe in the potential of youth and families to overcome challenges experience well-being. We live in incr, share my own insights and tools, and ultimately hope to pass these on so
Beyond reducing symptoms and helping families through the problem at hand, my work focuses on building social-emotional resilience and wellness
I dr and my focus is on wellness. Wellness is more than the absence of illness or a, it is a dynamic process of change and growth
We live in increasingly stressful times and proactively investing in our mental health is essential to leading successful and fulfilling lives. Wellness isn't just about the absence of illness or dysfunction - it's about resilience, balance, and connection. the Just as diet and exercise are important to physical health and cognitive skills are essential to lear
My approach is integrative. Draw from attachment, systems, neurobiology, client centered, CBT, mindfulness, strength and solution oriented
create conditions, offer tools, remove barriers
wherein I consider the child and family in the context of the systems they are a part of - the family system, school system, the community they live in, the context of what's happening in the world..
My focus is on the wellness of youth and their families. Wellness is more than the absence of illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. In order to live healthy, happy, and balanced lives we must attend to our
drawing from the latest research on attachment and neurobiology, incorporating a systems perspective, and We live in increasingly stressful times and proactively investing in our mental health is essential to leading successful and fulfilling lives. Wellness isn't just about the absence of illness or dysfunction - it's about resilience, balance, and connection. the Just as diet and exercise are important to physical health and cognitive skills are essential to lear
(add anything about believing in capacity of families given right conditions, resources - or that people do their best to adapt - non-pathologizing)
go on to lead healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives.
Social-Emotional Skills fall into these general competency areas:
- Responsible Decision Making
- Relationship Skills
genuine, trusting relationship, safe space, scaffolding
Wellness is more than the absence of illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
My job is to partner with you to better understand the problem at handrole as a therapist can take many forms, but is most importantly
is to partner with you and your child/family so we can work together to understand what is underyling the problem and develop a plan for overcoming the problem and supporting
When children have these skills Having these skills along with developing practices to cultivate wellness and manage
My job as a therapist is to partner with youth and families to better understand wh
My job as a therapist is to help youth and families build resilience
My role in working with children is to create a safe space,
My role as a therapist is to help children and their families through difficult transitions and life events
Whole child approach
Social-emotional skills along with cognitive skills are predictor of success in school and in life.
In addition, children with greater self-control (an aspect of self-regulation) are more likely to grow into adults with better health (e.g., better physical health, less substance abuse), have higher incomes and fewer financial struggles, and fewer criminal convictions than those with weaker self-regulatory skills (Moffitt et al., 2011).
My role as a therapist is to help children develop a strong sense of self, emotional strength, good relationships and good communication. These skills are life skills and essential growing and living fully.
Individual Therapy serves two general functions, to help individuals through a challenging time or experience - symptom relief, and to help them build the skills that are essential to healthy functioning
- Build Self-Esteem
- Stimulate Development
- Build and emotional repertoire
- Improve emotional vocabulary
Behavior is functional
Getting needs met in healthy way, ways to cope with challenges of life
live in context - in relationship to self and others
finding balance and wholeness, integration
in interest of generalizing, like to collaborate and see in context - at school, send homework, work with family..
when learning new skills - repetition is key - theory of learning
help build stronger minds, not just fill with facts
resilience, self understanding, compassion
Practices to manage stress lead to reduction in stress hormones that lead to disease
Current link-Memory - school
Future- physical health
Much greater value if I can work with you so you can work with child over course of week than me just once a week.
Strengths focused - non-judgemental, putting expertise together and providing support
Similarly, important to collaborate with others in the system - observe at school, talk with teacher, see with others
oxygen mask analogy - advocate for taking care of yourself and healthy modeling - best way to take care of kid is take care of self, co-regulation
studies of parent child relationships show that parents capacity to reflect on the internal world of the mind is one of the most important factors to helping children thrive as parents. With this skill they can sense their own and their child's mind for clearly.