I'm Kristen and I help children, teens and young adults manage their emotions, communicate better, and be more effective in relationships.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Naperville, IL
Your child may be feeling more down, withdrawn, irritable, or less interested in things that normally bring joy and relief. I help your child develop their ability to cope with sad days and implement life activities that prevent and alleviate depressive symptoms. Your child will master self-compassion and communicate what they need when they feel down. We got this.
Children, teens, and young adults with anxiety often experience irritability and different body complaints--maybe tightness in the jaw, muscle tension, or even teeth grinding. I help your child understand how to pay attention to what's happening in their body in the present moment, and equip them with skills to navigate thoughts and regulate big worries. They will feel more confident in their ability to notice their thoughts and feelings and understand strategies for relief and healing.
I help children, teens, and young adults using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and play therapy to help improve executive functioning and simply be able to find tools to make home life, school, and relationships a little easier. Living with ADHD can be a real superpower. But just like any superpower, you have to understand how it works and how to harness it. I help your child develop strategies to be more confident in how they show up to life.