Parent Consultation

• School readiness
• Parent or child anxiety
• Pre and postpartum depression
• Divorce and co-parenting
• Learning and emotional difficulty assessment for children

As parents we need to make many decisions for our children. This can be difficult when we are so close to them and also need to be objective about how they are doing and what will be good for them. Being able to do both is a parent’s challenge.

Is my son anxious or just sensitive?
Am I overly anxious about her being at school?
Am I repeating what my parents‘ did? Am I wanting him to be a certain way to please me?
Is this school a good fit for her?
Is he not really able to do what other kids do at his age? What does this mean?
I don’t want to be depressed when she is born and miss out on the joy.
What would be the best plan for the kids?

I have an appreciation and understanding of the complex relationship that parents have with their children, and how at times it can be difficult to feel sure about what we are doing. Having someone outside with an objective perspective is very helpful during times of doubt and questions.

Consultation is helpful to sort out any problem you cannot unravel. We can sort through the complexity and get a clear view of sources of the difficulties. We can then set out the steps toward solutions.

About me. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology in 1979. In 1992 I completed my post-doctoral work in Psychoanalysis; the in depth study of development and personality. A major area of teaching and focus has been attachment relationships in families. I have been in private practice since 1980. During these years I have worked with many different families.

Contact. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions please contact me. My voice mail is confidential and answered only by me. I will call you personally to discuss your questions and arrange for an appointment if you want to do this. In our first meeting we will discuss your goals and wishes and decide together how best to proceed.

Phone: 503.224.8116
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