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Love is the experience of being comfortable and happy in your own skin and feeling a sense of connectedness with all that is. When that is your experience of who and what you are, then you bring that experience to everyone you meet and everything you do. ~Jim Giorgi
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"Here then is a definitive statement of the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido coming directly from one of its most knowledgeable practitioners. I know that it will be an essential resource not only for students of NGA but also for martial artists of any style anywhere in the world."
Sensei Robert B. MacEwen, Jr.

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"Living an integral life means “getting it together” and being “together” rather than being and feeling fragmented. It means thinking, feeling and acting always out of the certainty of your wholeness and never acting out of a sense of disconnection or lack."

Sensei Jim Giorgi

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Child, Family & School Issues

Are you worried about your child?

At your wit's end?

If your child:

  • is seeking attention inappropriately
  • Is overly worried or fearful
  • Is sad or depressed
  • Is shy and withdrawn
  • Is intrusive and aggressive
  • Is manipulative and controlling
  • Is oppositional or vengeful
  • Suffers from feelings of inadequacy

I Can Help!

Many children (and parents) at some time need assistance in their adjustment to the challenges and troubles of growing up and daily living. Sometimes, even the most loving and well-meaning parents may see their children behaving in ways that clearly indicate that something is not "right."

Every parent wants the best for their children, and would gladly do anything to insure their safety, health, happiness, and success. Yet, when these clear signs of a problem appear, they are puzzled and concerned, sometimes feeling both clueless, and helpless. "Where did this come from?" they may ask, and, more importantly, "What can I do about it so that my child can get back on the right track as soon as possible?"

 

This is where I can be of help!

Throughout my career as a school psychologist and clinical psychotherapist, I have helped not only individual children and families address and resolve such challenges, but have also been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative school-based programs that on a large scale have helped children to make significant improvements in learning abilities and behavioral adjustment.

As parents, you have more power to change your child's life for the better than any doctor or psychotherapist.

You just need the right understanding and the right tools to do the best job you can. As an alternative to seeing children for individual therapy sessions, I prefer to work with children with and through their parents.  I can assist you to help your child by giving you the understanding and tools you need to do the job right by helping you to:

  • Understand the hidden messagesthat the child is sending via the inappropriate, problematic behavior (which is the only way they know HOW to send those messages that something in their world is wrong).
  • Explore the past eventsand circumstances which may have contributed to the development of the problem in order to understand the causes of misbehavior, using The Continuum Concept principles.
  • Assess the current stateof affairs in the household.
  • Provide practical, loving and effective strategies, including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to directly address and release troubling emotions and behaviors as efficiently as possible.
  • Establishclear behavioral guidelines.
  • Modifytheir home environment and their response style to misbehaviors.
  • Monitor progress and adjust strategiesas necessary to encourage improvement and insure optimal problem resolution.

The keys to emotional growth and behavioral maturity are love, understanding, the right kind of attention, and the right tools to release the negative beliefs and emotions underlying the troubling behaviors.

Early Childhood a specialty

I have been a psychological consultant for preschool programs for over 20 years: providing evaluative services (identifying children at-risk for requiring special education services) and therapeutic interventions for preschool children and their parents and teachers. Having done innumerable sessions of individual and group psychotherapy and play therapy with children, I have found the most effective intervention is working with the parents and teachers in expanding their understanding of childhood problems, practicing appropriate responses to those problems, and modifying the home and classroom environment to be conducive to healing and growth. This approach has both accelerated and maximized successful outcomes.

The most important and influential therapists a child can have are their parents and their teachers!

The methods work ... if YOU do!

Here is some information on Innovative Programs for schools and students  that I have developed over the course of my career as a school psychologist and consultant.

Contact me for more information on family sessions by phone or in person

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