Your expert in therapy for kids
If your child is anxious, if you struggle to manage their behavior, or if you just need some parenting support, you're in the right place!
Where science meets compassion to grow and heal young children (and the grownups who love them).
"No one said parenting would be easy, but it shouldn't be this hard."
If you've ever had this thought,
you're not alone and there is help!
Hi there, I'm Halley (pronounced like Sally) and I'm so glad you found me!
My passion in life and in my career as a child therapist is promoting the health and development of the youngest children, from birth through early elementary school. Parenting during this time can be magical and also very very stressful and anxiety producing. Through our work together, my goal is to help you have the best possible relationship with your child.
In my practice, I use research-based interventions and the latest science to help parents, like you, who are worried about their young children feel more confident about their parenting, more in control of their child’s behavior, and more equipped to help their children heal from trauma or scary events and experiences.
Services I Offer
Solutions and support for anything and everything that ails you and your little one.
Does your child have tantrums? Do they seem to happen more often than other children? And last longer? Does your child hit, bite, scream, throw things? Do you find yourself needing to repeat yourself over and over to get your child to listen? Has your child been described as “strong-willed”? Behavioral problems in children are common and there are interventions and strategies that can help.
Anxiety & Trauma
Anxiety is the most common mental health diagnosis among children. Many children have some fears and there are even fears that are developmentally appropriate and expected. When something scary or traumatic happens and a child’s anxiety gets in the way of their typical development, intervention can help ensure that they can return to their kid jobs of learning, growing, and playing.
The Carmack Model
Sometimes your concerns dont seem to fit into a box but you’d still like parenting tips, advice and guidance. Because your little one didnt come with a guidebook, let me walk with you on your parenting journey to offer support and to support your child’s mental health.
Wouldn't it be great if an expert could come into your home, take a look at how things are going, and offer individualized suggestions and guidance? Or what if someone could come in and develop and help you implement a morning routine or a bedtime routine? That is absolutely possible!
Does your child struggle in a school or classroom environment? If you need help navigating the school system including the formal evaluation process, creating an IEP, or coordinating with teachers, I can help.
Maybe you dont feel like you need individual parenting support but you’d like to learn some new tools for your toolbox or meet other parents who are trying to learn new things. Participating in a parenting class is a great option.
"A person's a person, no matter how small."