I provide short-term direct counseling to children ages 8 and older and involve family members, as appropriate.  Therapy is aimed at identifying goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional distress; helps improve communication and coping skills; strengthens resiliency; and promotes positive behavioral change.  Once rapport is established, I utilize a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach to identify the thoughts that trigger our emotions.  TEAM stands for: 'Testing, Empathy, Agenda, and Methods,' and is one of the only measurable therapies. If you can change the way you think, you can change the way you feel.