Dr. Ann

Child and Family Therapy
It is surprising how many people  go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you are not comfortable within yourself , you can't be comfortable with others.   
                                                                                                                   ...Sydney J. Harris

I work with children from age 2 1/2 to early teens, families and individuals. I specialize in working families facing separation or divorce. 

Typical issues include such things as:

Sibling rivalry
Death in Family or of a pet
Problems with friends
Behavior problems at school or home
Parent-Child difficulties

I will always see the parents before I will see the child or children because they are an integral part of their children's lives and can give me a picture of what is happening for their child. Beyond that they are the ones who ultimately must be able to understand what is happening to their child so they can continue to help them at home. 

I use both play therapy and sand tray therapy in my playroom. The play room helps children to feel at ease and welcome because it feels familiar to them. 

Children are free to choose what things they are interested in. Because children do not sit and hold conversations about their worries and concerns as adults do, these things put them at ease. When they are active they will talk to accompany their play. 

Life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied in the single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.                
                                                                             ...Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information call Dr Ann at 909.398.1984.