Psychotherapy For Children & Adolescents

Some parents find it difficult to start their child in counseling because they think it stigmatizes the child and/or implies that they’ve failed in some way as a parent.

Children don’t always ask for help when they need it. Therefore, just as you would show your love for your child by taking them to a doctor when they don’t feel well, you demonstrate that same love by finding a trained therapist to help with their psychological or emotional problems.

Seeing your child in pain, having trouble communicating with them or other parenting issues can stress a loving parent and put a strain on the household in general. Plus, a child’s adolescent years are naturally so turbulent they can arouse anxiety, confusion and pressure in both child and parent.

I can work with your child or adolescent on issues such as:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Self-esteem
• Behavioral problems
• Family conflicts
• Social skills
• Sibling rivalry

I use play therapy or drawing with young children since they’re unable to adequately express themselves verbally. Depending on the age of older children, we play cards, games or we just talk.

In conjunction with your child’s psychotherapy, I work with parents to resolve family conflicts and improve communication skills so that you and your children can relate better. Parental involvement is a very important part of the process.

My office is conveniently located in Manhattan’s West Village. Please call me at 212-475-3488 to arrange an appointment.