"When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits
about you, and sit on the floor."
Great Books for Parents:
Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan Siegel
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk So Teens Will LIsten and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Challenging Child by Stanley Greenspan
Overcoming ADHD by Stanley Greenspan
Sensory Integration and The Child by Jean Ayres
Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
A Mind At A Time by Mel Levine
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
- Art and play therapy with children, especially with issues of emotional adjustment, peer relationships, anxiety, and self esteem.
- Consultation with teachers, administrators or other service providers regarding appropriate classroom strategies and/or school placement.
- IEP consultation and advocacy.
- Referrals for further assessment, classes, and/or other supportive services.
Contact Christine at 323-309-5138 or
Therapy with Children
We all have within our essential nature the capacity to cope, to be in harmony with ourselves. The problems that bring a child to therapy are often a sign that something has disturbed this inherent ability. My job is to help children reconnect with their own unique potential, including their natural impulse toward growth, exuberance, and creativity.
The goal of therapy is to help children feel better in their own skin and in the world, to become more resilient, and to deal with their own emotions and with life stressors with a stronger sense of self.
As a registered art therapist for over 20 years, I often use art therapy and play therapy to communicate with children, offering them opportunities to explore their feelings through art imagery and creative play.
I meet with parents and other family members regularly to provide continuity at home, and I'm available for school visits and consultations as needed.