We live in a diverse world where contrasts abound in educational backgrounds, culture and traditions, socio-economic status, physical appearance, political views, religion and age. I feel it is essential to model to our future generations how to live together in peace. Towards this end, I devote my days to teaching parents and teens how to respond to each other in conscious and respectful ways.
The reason I offer a FREE Initial Parent Consultation is to confirm that I am a good match for your family. To gain maximum value, I often suggest that I meet with your family twice a week – once with the teen, and once with the parents--for about 6 weeks. In this manner, I am able to do a thorough assessment of the situation through observing, asking questions and gaining a historical perspective.
During this time, you will get an immediate and direct experience of the value I provide (no need to wait for long periods of time to decide if I am being helpful). I try to make the experience fun as well as educational. My intention is to guide parents in ways they can support their child, with the focus on finding solutions that will unite the family, rather than assigning blame. There is an inner experience that is driving your teen's behavior, and my goal is to help uncover and address it, to thus allow the healing of their pain.
In closing, my world travels, together with my work as a teen therapist, have exposed me to people of many backgrounds. What I have learned from my experiences both abroad and locally, is that each individual carries the desire to feel connected and loved… and we are not different in matters of the heart. Thus, the pervading theme of my life has been kindness.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Gandhi. “I honor the place within you where the entire Universe resides; where, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.” Namaste.