Often there is a great deal of distress when a child is diagnosed and, like peeling back the layers of an onion, families face one new challenge after another. When a family is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of a child with special needs, the needs of parents and siblings are frequently put aside or overlooked.

I know that you do not consider your needs a priority at this time, however my experience working with families of children with special needs over the past 10 years has led me to have a clear understanding of the challenges faced and has strengthened my belief that one of the most important things that you can do is take care of your emotional health – and the emotional health of your typically developing children.

Strong caregivers equal strong families.

In session, you will be provided with a safe space to talk about your journey, to process the complex emotions that you may have, and to hone & strengthen your coping skills.

My background in Applied Behavioral Analysis and parent education allows me to also provide you with concrete skills to tackle challenging behaviors that may be increasing your stress.

Additionally, as an experienced advocate, I can help you to advocate for your child’s and your needs as you navigate health and educational systems.

Please contact me if you are a parent or caregiver and would like to begin individual, couples, or family counseling. Services are also available for siblings.