Is your child struggling with any aspect of the school environment?
Are your child’s grades tanking, her peer relationships struggling, his motivation to do homework or even go to school declining? Are there suddenly more problems with teachers or peers? Are you feeling there might be a learning issue or maybe ADHD? This can happen at any grade level.
Did you know that school counselors, although trained in counseling, are not the same as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Register Play Therapists (RPT)? School counselors are not allowed to provide therapy to kids, nor are they allowed to refer to specific therapist. School psychologists diagnose anxiety, depression; Educational Diagnosticians identify learning issues and medical professionals diagnose ADHD. It can be a long process.
Teachers and school staff work extremely hard to meet the needs of students. Parents wanting to get to the bottom of struggles quickly may find time with me more efficient to at least start the rule out process. Changes at home can make a world of difference at school, and I can start to address questions across many areas.
With my background in educational diagnostics, special education and teaching in addition to play therapy, I can review variables and help your child build social or emotional strategies while guiding you in how and when to pursue further testing. The advantage to having me spend some time with your child is my ability to work collaboratively with the school staff if needed. Having someone who understands the education system while working to understand your child’s perspective, ultimately benefits your child in being as successful as possible. I become the bridge between your child’s emotional world and academic world, often collaborating with school professionals, on campus if needed. I have clients from K-12. Contact me now for free phone consult.