Connecting with children is a delicate art of helping them feel safe, accepted, and understood, which supports them in letting their true self be shown. Children tend to have very shallow blockages. Thus, given the opportunity to just be, all issues that need to be targeted surface with ease. From this point I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches to help alleviate negative patterns, behaviors, and emotions. I work specifically with play and expressive art therapy with younger children, which functions as a way to communicate using a language other than talk to support them in getting in touch with their internal reality.
Therapeutic support for teens is designed with the goal of helping them to gain personal insight. Growing up is all about figuring out who are, what your role is, and what you want to create in your life given your situation, dreams, and motivation. Working with teens is a balancing act of helping them better understand and accept themselves, while also pushing them to grow towards a higher level of functionality and consciousness.