My name is Rebecca Bokoch. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who enjoys working with young children and families.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
From 0 to 5 years, children are at a pivotal age for therapeutic intervention. Your child is growing in many important areas, especially in their social and emotional development. Family therapy can help to enhance child development and parent-child relationships. School-age children can experience a wide range of mental health issues that may present themselves in many different ways. Family therapy can help you to understand your child's signals and practice appropriate emotional responses.
Adolescence can be a challenging time. Often adolescence can be a rebellious stage, which creates high conflict in families. Also, peer relationships become increasingly important at this phase of life, which can create increased peer conflict. Many adolescents struggle with identity and self-esteem issues during this time. Family therapy can help to support your adolescent in developing their identity, relationships, and value systems.
Parenting can be stressful. Trying to help your child grow and learn when you are feeling overwhelmed is extremely difficult. Your emotional mood can impact your child's development. Giving yourself time to come to family therapy can help you to relax, reflect, and enhance your own parenting practices. I want to support you in the challenging task of parenting by giving you space to give time to yourself. Together we can work to find an approach that fits you and your child.
Mindfulness is hugely beneficial for many mental health purposes. It can improve many psychological symptoms, including: attention problems, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma symptoms, and more! I am trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and am able to offer mindfulness coaching based on these mindfulness theories, philosophies, and practices. Together we can explore mindfulness theory and practice.
In family therapy the bond between parent and child is of crucial importance for the secure development of children and their future relationships. Family therapy provides a secure and nurturing environment for relationships to blossom. The ultimate goal is to help families to create healthy bonds that bring joy to their life and relationships. I have experience working with children of all ages from infancy to young adulthood.
In narrative family therapy, you are the author of your own life story. In therapy, I will support you in rewriting your story from a problem story to what you want your life to look like. Families will come together to unite against the problem together, and to witness one another's development and nurture the growth of their relationships.