In working with children, I provide play therapy, art therapy, talk therapy, feeling identification, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, behavior modification, and skills building (impulse-control skills, anger-management skills, mindfulness skills, stress-management skills, social skills training, organization skills etc…) depending on the child’s age and presenting problems. I believe it is important to include the parents in their child’s treatment since they are the experts on their own child. I will work with parents collaboratively to promote a healthy environment that will improve the child’s emotional and behavioral issues.
Child/ Adolescent Therapy
Children’s presenting problems include attachment issues, behavioral issues, developmental delays, ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, history of sexual and physical abuse, witnessing domestic violence, PTSD, academic issues, child-parent relationship issues, social issues, and adjustment problems. Psychotherapy can help children and adolescents in a variety of ways. It provides a space for them to receive emotional support, understand feelings and problems, and learn new skills to solve their issues.
Therapy for Children, Adults, & Families
Mimi Ogasawara, MA, LMHC, IMH-E® (III) Therapist in Renton, WA