Child & Adolescent Counseling

Getting your child the appropriate counseling at the first signs of trouble is essential.

 

Child and Adolescent Counseling

“I use best practice methods in child and adolescent counseling.”

 

What is Evidence-Based Treatment? Many treatments are available for child and adolescent mental health symptoms. Some are backed by science, such as evidence-based treatments, and some are not.

Click below for specific examples of its use in addressing some common problems:

Disruptive Behavior Problems
Depression and Sadness
ADHD
Anxiety, Fear, and Worry
Substance Abuse
Bullying

Parenting

Need a parenting class. Join me with “Parenting Wisely has been included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices since 2002 for prevention and early intervention of juvenile substance abuse and behavior problems. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention rates Parenting Wisely as a promising program for preventing juvenile delinquency.”

Divorce Issues

Also a Florida Cooperative Parenting facilitator and approved provider for Department of Children and Families. Florida Family Court requires divorcing/separating couples with minor children to complete a DCF approved parenting class before finalizing their divorce. *$34.95 for online, in-person class fees vary.

Sexual Abuse

If your child or adolescent has been sexually abused, have your child evaluated. Research supports the importance of getting the right counselor who is knowledgeable about sexual trauma, and who has significant experience with sexual abuse issues

If you’re not sure what sexual abuse is, click here

I’m a Board Certified Clinical Sex Therapist with advanced knowledge and experience working with issues surrounding sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual behavior problems facing children, adolescents, adults, families, and communities.

Adults may unknowingly perpetuate the silence and isolation so prevalent in the upkeep of sexual trauma. It is important to give your child a clear message about what to do in case they become sexually violated. Not dealing with it, keeping it silent, and avoidance are similar to what the abuser tells your child. Doing the same is unknowingly perpetuating the cycle of abuse.

 

“If your child was sexually victimized, seek professional help.”

There is nothing wrong with showing your child it is okay to talk about anything, and they will have your support. Children are especially vulnerable to the adverse consequences of sexual trauma since they are unable to seek out help alone.