Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
Noelle is an Independent Contractor who specializes in working with children and middle schooler’s in our Ridgewood, NJ office.
Children and middle schooler’s deal with their own unique stresses and challenges at home, in school, and in their peer groups. They are always working to find a balance between their individual needs and desires, and the needs of their parents, family members, teachers, and peers. As children, tweens and adolescents learn to navigate stressful times successfully, they can benefit from the support and security offered through a relationship with a safe and caring counselor.
In therapy Noelle uses a variety of different therapy techniques, including play therapy, creative art therapy, and the Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety program (developed by Philip C Kendall, PhD, et al., Temple University). These techniques are applicable and effective with children and adolescents — and Noelle easily modifies her approach for each individual and their own unique needs. Noelle has also adapted many resources for teaching youngsters adaptive coping strategies based on CBT; and she is able to use these resources to teach children about their thoughts and emotions and how they influence their behavior.
Noelle is a school social worker and has experience working with children and middle schooler’s who struggle with managing their emotions and behavior. She connects easily with youngsters and is effective at working with parents to improve communication. Noelle invites parents to participate in the therapeutic process. Children make greater therapeutic gains when strategies developed in the therapy sessions are practiced at home — the family system is an excellent playground to practice new skills and behaviors that are being learned with the therapist.