You can connect with your child.
Do you have a child that is difficult to parent or struggling in the classroom?
Believe me, I know and I want to help.
Are you afraid your child won't have friends or
will not survive in the school setting?
Do others not understand your child's uniqueness?
Do you want to help your child and don't know how?
You both deserve a joyful connection!
Anxiety Oppositional/Defiant/Disruptive Conduct Autism ADHD Trauma Adjustment Learning Disabled
Dr. Pickerill can help with:
Is your child distant or
Is she afraid to be alone?
Does she not know how to play? Does she seek you out for help?
You will learn the skills required for a secure attachment.
Does your child hit? Throw things? Yell at others? Tantrum? Bite? Call names?
Together we will help him learn to express his emotions safely.
Foster Care Adoption
Did your child have a
rough start to life?
Do you wonder why he does some of the things he does?
Is it hard to feel bonded at times?
You will learn to understand how trauma can impact the way your child views her world.
Is your child not keeping up with grade-level academic standards? Is he struggling with reading, writing, or math?
Dr. Pickerill can assist you in making sure your child's needs are being met in the school setting.
Is your child overly sensitive to sound or touch? Are large groups overstimulating? Does he avoid play? Is he too hyper to play?
Together we will discover his unique profile and what he needs.
Providing mental health therapy services for ages 3 to 11 years (preschool thru grade-school age).
My therapy approach is relational with an emphasis on attachment.
The parent is present during the session so she/he can start to understand why the child is acting the way he/she is acting and to equip the parent with the necessary tools needed to help the child.
My desire for your child is to help him/her understand that he/she is beautifully made. That he/she has some challenges and some strengths which need to be understood so he/she can feel secure and loved.
My desire for the parent is that you find empowerment and joy in being the parent God intended you to be. With support, you can be the bridge to your child finding joyful relations.
Specific evidence-based therapy techniques include (see psychotherapy page for an explanation):
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT & TF-CBT)
Play Therapy (child approaches include puppets, sand trays, art, etc.)