Jennifer DeSchryver, Psy.D., IMH-E®
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Infant Mental Health Mentor
As children develop, their brains "mirror" their parent's brain. In other words, the parent's own growth and development, or lack of those, impact the child's brain. As parents become more aware and emotionally healthy, their children reap the rewards and move toward health as well.
~Daniel J. Siegel
I work with parents and children, as well as adults to help address the following issues:
~grief and loss
~support for parent-child relationship
~attachment and relationship issues
~early childhood and infant mental health
Being a parent is one of the most important roles one can have, yet often parents do not have the support needed to be the parent they wish to be. I aim to provide a safe space for parents to explore their thoughts and feelings about the challenges they face in parenting their child.
Since young children most easily express their inner experience through play rather than verbal communication, my approach combines play therapy with developmental guidance and parent support as part of the overall therapy process. I strive to create a partnership with parents and their children in order to foster connection, increase communication, and enhance the parent-child relationship.
I also work with adults to help them gain more understanding about the feelings, thoughts, and the underlying meanings of their behaviors within the context of relationships. With this increased understanding and self-awareness, clients are better able to make positive changes in their lives.
Therapy sessions are offered via secure, HIPAA-protected video technology.