I'm Kim, and I want to help your child thrive again.
I love the saying- “Things are great, until they aren’t.” I take it to mean, “Things are great until you notice they aren’t.” Your child may be asking for help in ways you don’t realize: they may be acting out or withdrawn. Your child may seem fine, but your gut tells you something isn't. Maybe things have been so chaotic for your family that you never noticed your kiddo was struggling until the school called. You want to help, but don't know where to start.
Life loves to throw curve balls, and grief is one of the worst. Dealing with huge waves of emotions, not knowing up from down, and adjusting to a new normal seem impossible to handle. It can be even more difficult for kids and teens who lack the ability to handle those big emotions and changes.
I help kids and and teens build resiliency by teaching safe and helpful coping skills to adjust after a loss. I also help loved ones to create a supportive space that their child can work through their emotions. I want to help you learn how to be the support your child needs!
To say that it’s hard navigating what’s happening in the world now is a huge understatement. You want the best possible education and experiences for your child, but the best could mean putting them in situations that expose them to racist and or classist ideas and exclusion early on. The reality is that this can be confusing for your child. Young people may not have the words and tools to deal with bullies, racism, colorism, and the impact it will have on their day to day images of themselves. They may not even believe that this is the cause of their worries.
Being the only or one of few is hard! I help kids and teens work through their anxiety and feelings of being singled out, excluded, or stereotyped. I help teach safe and helpful coping skills to navigate situations where they feel their skin, hair, or background is being called out. I can give them the tools to boost and maintain self esteem and create a sense of belonging. They can learn how to find support in their environment while loving themselves and their heritage.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Philadelphia area. I help kids and teens cope with grief and loss. I also work with kids and teens struggling with classism and racism in school and social settings.
Individual Therapy sessions take place in my office located in the Philadelphia Chestnut Hill neighborhood.
Online therapy may be an option for older teens if appropriate. Contact me to find out how this could work for you.