Your children are not your children.
They are to sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
-The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
One of the most difficult things in life is to see our children struggle whether in school, with peers, or in their relationship with us. It is these times of struggles that parents often seek the counsel of a professional. I have worked with families as well as children and adolescents for over 30 years. Through play therapy and art therapy the child or adolescent can begin to reveal to the therapist and themselves what is bothering them.
Often the child or adolescent does not understand or even know why they are behaving the way they are. They only know that they feel pain, worry, sometimes fear. Through beginning to understand the problem I can help the child or adolescent understand themselves as well as the parents understand the problem and how to best help their child.