My focus is on using a strength-based approach to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline. When we meet, I want you to help me understand you and your child, so I can offer support to achieve the changes you are seeking. I want to hear about your concerns and hopes for your child. Once information has been gathered, we will make a plan on how to proceed to achieve your goals. Some of the approaches I may suggest are:
Circle of Security Parenting™
I am trained to facilitate Circle of Security Parenting™ an 8-week program based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. The focus is to become more aware of children’s needs for a safe haven, a secure base for exploration, and meeting the child’s needs through relationship.
Watch, Wait and Wonder: Infant-led Intervention
I have completed Watch, Wait and Wonder: Infant-led Intervention developed by Elisabeth Muir, Mirek Lojkasek, and Nancy J. Cohen. Watch, Wait and Wonder is a dyadic infant/child-led approach to problems in infancy and early childhood. The parent follows the infant/child’s lead in the play, then the parent and therapist engage in a reflective discussion of the parent observations and experience.
I have completed Child-Parent Psychotherapy training and rostering is in progress. Child-Parent Psychotherapy developed by Alicia Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn is an evidenced-based intervention designed to repair the behavioral and emotional problems of infants, toddlers and preschoolers whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by experiences of maltreatment, violence and trauma.
I am here to help. Fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
#212 - 2186 Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 1G3
I respectfully acknowledge that I live and work within the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lkwungen people, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. I offer gratitude to the traditional keepers of these lands, waters, and supernatural ones.