100 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Child & Adolescent Treatment Specialty
I've had other therapists tell me that they would never treat children or adolescents because of how difficult it seems. The truth is, sometimes it is very challenging, especially when you consider that most children and teens don't ask to go to therapy and can feel forced to attend.
I've also had a number of parents ask why a child or teen would even need to be in therapy, as if they are too young to struggle with their emotions. If you've ever seen your child struggle with such things as depression or anxiety, the reason to seek professional help seems obvious.
Fortunately, not all children and teens struggle as such. For others then, therapy may function as an additional support helping them ease through a divorce, or get through adolescence a little more securely. Indeed, there are many reasons to bring your child in to see a therapist.
I've worked with a lot of children, teens, and parents over the past 15 years and have helped with many problems and issues - some great and some seemingly small. In my practice, I find that a large part of my success lies not only in my ability to reach children, but to guide their parents as well.
If we are able to keep communication and trust in place, while also acting as a guides who set reasonable limits and expectations, we set our children up for success while preserving our relationships with them. As a child psychologist, I find this to be a major component of my professional style. As a father myself, it is a major philosophy in raising my own children.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Impulse Control Disorders
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
CA School of Professional Psychology, 1996
CA Assoc. for Play Therapy
||Fee structure and methods of payment accepted are discussed in person during the first session.
Fees are negotiable on a case-by-case basis.
Initial meeting is free when mentioning this website.
||Mon-Thurs. & Sat., day & evening hours
Take the Moorpark Road Exit from the 101 FWY North or South.
Turn right onto Moorpark Rd. if you were headed North on the 101. Turn left if you were headed South.
Turn Right onto Thousand Oaks Blvd. & my building will be on the Right.