What is Feelings School?

Feelings School is an 8-12 week, psychotherapeutic class for parents and child.  Your child’s treatment will be based on building skills to help improve emotional literacy, frustration tolerance, anxiety management, and inter-personal communication. Every week, the session will focus on a different skill, the child then will teach this skill to the adult at the end of session and you both will practice the skill throughout the week.  At the end of the program, we will assess to see whether more treatment is needed or whether goals have been met.  If the goals are met or your child is well on his/her way with continued help from you, we will end treatment and he /she will receive a “Certificate of Completion.”  My door is always open and, if symptoms return, we encourage you to return for “booster” sessions.

We believe that children can best learn about themselves and practice new ways of being in the context of their families.

We believe that most issues children struggle with can be addressed in a short-term model so that your child can get back to playing soccer/violin after school.

We believe that you, as a parent, are the sun and moon of your child’s life.

We believe that you are the agent of change.  Feelings School helps parents become their own family therapists!

Your work with us is just the beginning of a new way of approaching and understanding feelings. We will provide you with  a space to connect and communicate, to explore your relationship, to learn new techniques to address  old problems, and new ways to grow together as a family.

Issues addressed at Feelings School:

Anxiety (Worries), Anger, Sadness, Disruptive Behavior, Sleep Issues, Grief, School Refusal, ADHD, Affect Regulation, Separation and Divorce, Sibling Rivalry, Opposition and Defiance, Separation Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Attachment Issues.