Children and youth
I offer counseling and individual therapy to children and adolescents.
When children and adolescents signal that something is not right, there may be several factors involved. Perhaps the issue stems from how the child understands and interacts with the world. Other potential causes may be related to the child’s particular set of circumstances or environment. Furthermore, various congenital factors may heighten a child’s vulnerability.
Sessions with a psychologist can be helpful to children and adolescents. My initial focus when meeting the child is to provide secure grounds and establish trust. Together we work with creating meaning in the child´s story, and in this way help the child to find his or her inner strength to cope with the difficulties he or she is experiencing. It is often an advantage to involve parents or others in the child´s immediate network in the treatment process.