These child-friendly approaches provide a venue for unmetabolized or unconscious material that may be difficult to verbalize, to come forth in the form of embodied story, imagery, and symbol. From this place, clinically relevant themes can be addressed more effectively.
My work with children also involves collateral sessions with parents every 4-8 weeks. Collateral sessions are used to mutually share information and discuss the progress of therapy, as well as to explore issues of parenting and those that arise in school. In addition, with parents’ permission, I also consult from time to time with my clients’ teachers and other relevant school staff, as well as with their medical care providers.