Family Work

Cristina enjoys working in her serene office space with youth and parents, forming a partnership together. Collaborative work with parent, child, and therapist together can be the most effective work because this allows the parent to learn and practice the strategies that can benefit their children while in the presence of the therapist. Cristina can help her families “find a way” to:

  • cope with anxiety about school, social or home life
  • manage aggressive peers
  • navigate challenging social dynamics
  • understand family dynamics and sibling rivalry
  • communicate feelings successfully with others
  • identify and build on existing strengths
  • acknowledge and manage angry feelings
  • observe and control impulsive behaviors
  • diffuse sleep problems
  • strengthen executive functioning skills
  • help foster internal motivation