Are you concerned how your separation or divorce is affecting your child or teenager? Is your child showing signs of anxiety, anger, shame, sadness, social withdrawal, or regression?
While you are going through your own emotional roller coaster of confusion, anger and fear during divorce, so are your children. Their needs for acceptance, safety, and stability are greater than yours during this time, but it can be difficult for them to tell you how they are feeling or what they need. Parents have a great responsibility to ensure their children’s emotional well-being during and after divorce, but this can be challenging when you are going through your own pain and grief.
I have a great deal of experience working with children and teens and can connect with them on a level where they feel safe, understood, and heard. I would like to help your child or teen identify their feelings, express them in a way that is healthy and productive, and give them the tools and coping skills to help them feel empowered and secure during this transitional time.