Child Counseling To Help Your Kid With Life, Challenges & Growing Up
Welcome! Below please find my approach to providing counseling for children, available to clients in Oregon, New York, Vermont and Colorado.
Child Counseling Can Help Kids Of All Ages
What Situations Can Child Counseling Help My Kid Work Through?
How Do You Support Kids Who Think They Might Be Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Or Transgender?
My overall approach in this realm can be read about here I often work with children working through questions related to sexuality or gender. I aim to take an approach of respect and curiosity, helping kids learn how to be true to themselves in a developmentally appropriate way.
My Kid Is Neurodivergent And Needs Someone Who Understands That World, Can You Help Them?
Yes! I often work with kids who are neurodivergent. This term is often used to describe autism and ADHD, although it can also describe a wider range of differences in ways of thinking and perceiving the world.
I align with the social model of disability. This means that I see neurodivergence not as an impairment, but as a true difference that the world needs! These differences can cause problems when the needs of the neurodivergent person run against the expectations of a world that often assumes that everyone is neurotypical. You can read more about my approach here
Do I Attend Therapy With My Child?
For younger children, I always start with a caregiver consultation. Then, I usually suggest a caregiver session every month or so if a child is being seen weekly for therapy. For older children, caregivers are also involved, but the frequency of involvement may be less depending on the child’s needs around independence and having their own therapy space.
Do You Offer In-person And Virtual Child Counseling?
I am mainly practicing virtually at this time, however there is some availability for in-person sessions for clients based in Portland, Oregon.
What Does Counseling Cost?
My rate is $200 per session, and I can help you submit for out-of-network benefits if your plan provides those. Under certain circumstances I am also able to offer sliding-scale with some flexibility on cost.
Dr. Gillian Boudreau At NYU Steinhardt
Understanding and Addressing Anxiety with Autistic Children
Children on the autism spectrum may experience significant anxiety which can impact their own lives as well as the dynamics within their families. Because of the unique way that anxiety combines with autism, triggers and symptoms of anxiety can be difficult for families to anticipate and address—resulting in misinterpretation of common expressions of anxiety and preventing effective intervention.
In this workshop, participants will learn to recognize and understand anxious patterns among children and adolescents on the spectrum. Parents will be educated about effective treatment options and will practice powerful and innovative techniques to effectively reduce anxiety at home.
Q&A: Anxiety and Autism in Children.
How Can I Get Started?
I offer child counseling to folks in Oregon, New York, Vermont and Colorado. Answers to common questions about my practice can be found here. If you would like to have a chat to explore working together, please reach out by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 802-671-4037