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**Practice is currently on hiatus for maternity leave. If you would like to receive a practice reopening announcement when the time comes, please email me with the subject line "Practice Reopening Announcement Request," and I will add you to my notification list.

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.”  -Hodding Carter

Child Therapy


(Oakland office)

I work with children dealing with:
  • Anxiety/Phobias
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Family conflict
  • Death in the family
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • ADHD
  • School issues
  • Behavioral issues
  • Social challenges
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Development & life transition issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • and more

Is your child struggling in a way that is breaking your heart?

Childhood is the time of life when we are most ourselves, naturally and without inhibition. Yet sometimes things go wrong. Divorce, the death of a loved one, phobias, social or learning challenges could potentially lead a child into a difficult phase. Puberty can present totally new challenges for preteens. Sometimes, you simply don’t know what triggers the change in your child’s mood or behavior. Some degree of ups and downs are normal and to be expected. But when your child has been suffering or acting out for an intense or extended period of time, it may be time for child therapy.

Our sessions are an opportunity for your child to feel and act completely themselves. Sometimes I use cognitive-behavioral methods, such as making flow charts together, but often we are letting the play guide the way. Because children show us - just as much or more than they tell us - what’s going on inside, in therapy we use the language of the body and of play to communicate, express, and move towards healing.


I specialize in working with children ages 4 and above. I am equally comfortable doing symbolic play on the floor with kindergarteners, and real-talking with adolescents. I have a sand tray and figure collection that is popular with kids (as well as adults!) and a variety of books, games, sensory toys, and art supplies. I consult regularly with caregivers, because the work you do at home with them is at least equally important as the work we do in the office. Occasionally I offer family sessions to facilitate important conversations and bonding activities between you and your child.

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