In a non-judgmental counseling environment without blame, my role is to not only work with the child or adolescent ( age 5-17) , but work with the family to think through the problem at hand to find specific ways to reach better development and health. I will focus on highlighting the strengths of the child and assist the family's understanding of the child behavioral issues as an obstacle that needs solutions and functional strategies.
Some child/ adolescent areas that might be addressed is:
• Phase of life adjusting to transitions (following relocation, divorce or separation)
• Grief issues
• Experiencing or observing a traumatic event - emotional abuse, physical, or sexual
• adolescent issues that detail self-harm Infliction