Behavior Modification

I work with children and families to identify and remediate behavioral issues using an empathic, direct approach. I help children, parents and educators to develop healthy boundaries and encourage recognition and expression of needs and feelings in a culturally appropriate way. Music is intrinsically motivating and can be applied to working with behavioral issues through exploration of feelings, creating smooth transitions and building bonds between family members. When children are involved in the creative process, they begin to feel a sense of pride and can create stories with themselves as protagonists, acting in ways that reflect their strengths and their family’s values.