I am so grateful that I read Glennon Doyle’s book, Untamed, at the start of the pandemic and learned of her mantra, we can do hard things. I don’t think I could have appreciated all of what this means, until we experienced all that has unfolded these last 21 months. And I know I’m not alone in this.
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As I read the book, “The Rabbit Listened” by Cori Doerrfeld, to my daughter last night it had me thinking about what it means to really listen. As a child and teen therapist in Washington, DC I am often talking with parents about how to help their children listen more effectively. In this post, I’m going to talk about ...READ MORE »
It has officially arrived- holiday season 2019! Is it just me or has this year flown by? This time of year can bring upon feelings of excitement, joy, and love. It can also bring upon feelings of anxiety. Through all the travel, family gatherings, and breaks from school/work, some of our children may experience difficulty.
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Am I a good parent?
As a child and adolescent psychotherapist in Washington DC, and a parent myself, this question is often floating around my office and my mind. What does it even mean to be a ‘good parent’? On my own parenting journey, I have thought about this a lot.
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As a child and teen therapist in Washington DC, I am frequently talking with parents about how to manage screen time. In my work providing individual psychotherapy to children/teens and family counseling, I don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach–every child and family has different needs and benefits from individualized interventions and strategies. While creating a media plan that’s ...READ MORE »
As we begin our journey into 2018, it’s important for us to sit back and reflect on 2017. As a child and teen therapist in Washington DC, I have been talking with families about how to utilize reflection in an effective manner while also setting meaningful goals for the future.
During all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we ...READ MORE »