Aileen Kelleher, LCSW
Child and Family Therapist
Is your child creative and sensitive but struggling with unhappiness and worry? While gifted in many things, your child may also be having trouble with frustration, irritability, sadness, self-esteem, sleep issues or displaying difficult behaviors at home and/or school. You’ve tried to help every way you know how, but nothing seems to be working. There is the exhaustion of looking for an answer in books, articles. The well-meaning but sometimes judgmental advice of others. The helplessness at seeing your child cry, scream or meltdown while having no way to fix or control the situation. You are not alone.
There is hope. You can go to family events and enjoy spending time together instead of being on guard for possible outbursts. You can have morning and nightly routines that go smoothly instead of being drawn-out struggles. I have seen children regain their confidence and ability to enjoy their childhood. I have seen families feel more connected and at peace.
I know there’s a way out because I’ve been there. As a child I dealt with mental health issues and was able to get the help I needed. I have seen the transformative power of effective, compassionate therapy. I have made it my mission to be trained in the most well-researched treatments for children and families. We’re in this together and change is possible.
I’d love to work with your child, teen or family. I offer free phone consultations so you can ask questions and see if we would be a good fit. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.