If you have a child who is experiencing academic, behavioral, social, or emotional difficulties, or you are struggling with parenting your child or managing behavior and feel it is time to do something about it, then you've come to the right place.
Sometimes it's difficult to know if a child is merely going through a "normal" phase or stage of development, or if there is something more serious going on. You may have maintained a "wait and see" attitude up until now, hoping that your child will "grow out of it." You may have well-meaning family and friends who tell you that you're over-reacting and have no reason to be concerned. But if you sense that the problem is more than a phase, it's important to trust your instincts. Remember, the sooner you seek the advice or assistance from a professional, the sooner your child--and you--can be helped to bring about positive and lasting change.
My specialized practice in Westlake, CA, provides comprehensive psychological services for children (Toddlers to 11 years), adolescents (12 to 17), young adults (18 to 25), parents, and families in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each child's and family's individual needs. My services include therapy/counseling, psychoeducational testing, behavior intervention, parenting support and education & family therapy. I weave together 30+ years of experience, training, and expertise in educational and clinical psychology to help you to better understand and resolve the challenges you, your child, and/or your family are currently facing.
I offer flexible and convenient office hours including weekend and late evening appointments. Additionally, I provide in-home, telephone* and web-based* (Skype) appointments to accommodate the busy schedules of clients or for those who would simply prefer the privacy and convenience of home-based or teletherapy services.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance or you are not sure what your next step should be, call or email me today. I provide a brief phone consultation free of charge prior to your first visit. I look forward to speaking with you.
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*telephone and web-based therapy services including consultation are available for Califonia residents only.
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