I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in child and adolescent therapy.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
I have years of experience working with young children (as young as 2) and their families. Issues may include anxiety, depression, family conflict, behavioral issues like tantrums and dysregulation, impulsivity, sleep struggles, toileting problems, and attachment.
I enjoy working with parents and helping them recognize how their behaviors and responses impact their children. Together, we will create healthy solutions to better support the whole family!
Emotional-Focused Family Therapy helps parents and caregivers learn how to respond to their children in developmentally appropriate and caring ways. I will help you learn effective boundary-setting that promotes peace in the family.
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy is the most effective modality for all anxiety-related disorders, including OCD. I help my clients learn to embrace, rather than suppress their anxiety, thereby getting more power over it and freedom from the holds this difficult emotion can have.
Play Therapy is a powerful tool for working with young children. Play is their most natural form of self-expression and can be particularly healing for various stressors a young child may be experiencing.