Erin’s Work With Children
I have worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings and really have a heart for this population and for families. I like to view the family from a systems approach. I have found that every person in the family plays a valuable role in the overall family system. My goal is to help your child or teen feel safe with me and work on the issue at hand, while also communicating with parents in hopes of helping the system function at its healthiest. It is important to me to empower and support the parents in my work with children as well.
I have had a heart for children for as long as I can remember and feel so blessed to be able to be an agent of hope, help, and healing for them and their families. I like to utilize play therapy, art therapy, sand tray therapy, and other age appropriate experiential therapies in my work with kids. I can also use EMDR with children that have experienced significant trauma, if parents request it and I find the child would be a good fit for this type of therapy. Click on my EMDR tab for more information.
I find that when I can enter into their world and help them utilize age appropriate ways to express themselves, I am able to provide a warm and productive therapy environment. I work with children as young as 3.
In the past, I have worked with children:
• Experiencing grief and loss of a loved one
• Explosive with anger or sadness
• Processing a traumatic event
• Divorcing parents
• Having difficulty with peers or siblings
• Attachment struggles (often with foster care or adoption)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
“In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how.” –Janet Lansbury