As a child psychotherapist and developmental specialist, I consult and present to parents and groups nationally and internationally. Treating infants, toddlers, and children of all ages with neuro-developmental challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder has been the focus of my work for many years. This work is deeply rewarding to me, and I’m always eager to share my areas of clinical specialization through consulting and teaching.
Consultation to Organizations, Professionals, and Parents
Daycare Centers, preschools, elementary schools, social services agencies, medical clinics, and private clinics
I consult and offer trainings related to child development at all stages, childhood traumatic stress, infant mental health, parent-child relationship problems, and the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related challenges.
I provide cross-disciplinary consultation to professionals such as occupational and physical therapists, speech pathologists, early interventionists and other psychotherapists. Among other things, I can help you if you work with children who do not respond to your usual interventions, who do not neatly fit diagnostic criteria, or with parents who have challenges following through.
I support parents who are raising reactive, sensitive, and lovable yet difficult-to-parent children. This is the heart of my work.
I am an experienced and engaging teacher, and organizations frequently ask me to return after my initial presentation to their groups. At Smith College, I teach Masters level students how to integrate theory and practice in their clinical internships. With the Profectum Foundation, I teach the D.I.R./Floortime model to an interdisciplinary group of professionals. And with the Program for Infant-Toddler Care at the WestEd Center for Family Studies, I teach daycare educators and directors about social-emotional development
If you would like to learn more about my practice, I offer a free 30 minute consultation. I invite you to contact me online or call my office at +1 (415) 596-0293 to schedule a time for us to connect.