Parents often find themselves facing unexpected challenges and can be unsure how to best address the difficulties that inevitably arise in the course of parenting. In consulting with parents, I draw on behavioral and attachment frameworks.
With young children, I most often use Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based intervention for young children struggling with behavior, such as tantrums, aggression, or difficulty listening to parents or teachers. I also consult with parents of older children who may have challenges around homework or task completion, establishing structure or routines, or limiting screen time. Finally, because of my background in the school system and extensive experience with psychological assessment, I also work with parents who are focused on advocating for their child’s needs in the school system. In parent consultation, parents may set goals, develop plans, learn strategies, and practice skills to increase their parenting confidence and effectiveness and enhance their relationship with their child.