Pediatric problems range from infancy to those of pre-adolescence. Therapy needs to
appropriately reflect the developmental capacities of the child. Much of my work with
young children, for example, is done primarily, and at times exclusively through their
parents. Teaching parents to better understand their child and providing them with the
tools to effect positive change enables the child to overcome his/her problem and
enhances the parent / child bond.
As the child grows, the need for some degree of individual work may be appropriate.
My goal, however, is to incorporate parents into their child’s care whenever it is clinically
possible. Helping parents understand, helps them become therapeutic agents at home.
Parenting problems, Oppositional / Defiant Behavior, Sleep problems, ADHD,
Anxiety problems (OCD, Nighttime fears, School Refusal, Separation Fears), Toilet
training, Fecal withholding, Coping with illness, Restrictive eating,
Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Adjusting to divorce