As parents, we want the very best for our children and to feel like we did everything we could to provide them with the nurturance, guidance, and tools they need to navigate successfully in this world.  So, we take it seriously when we notice emotional or behavioral concerns in our children.  Or, perhaps our child or teen is going through a significant life event or a new developmental stage, and we just want to make sure that they have the support they need to move through it.  An experienced therapist can address these concerns to help your child or teen to be successful and thrive, both at home and at school.

Susan Kim has worked extensively with children and adolescents, individually, as well as with parents and children together, to address a broad range of concerns.  As an Infant Mental Health provider and a Parent-Child Interaction Therapist, Susan supports parents and young children in increasing self-regulating and coping capacities, strengthening parent-child relationships, and decreasing concerning behaviors that affect home and school life.

Click here to view our Anxiety in Teens and Tweens Presentation.


Adolescents in particular, are in a special developmental period when transitioning from childhood to adulthood.  There may be increased tension in the parent-teen relationship due to negotiations around the level of independence and the amount of parent involvement desired.  Teens may also experience additional stress due to life transitions, whether anticipated or unanticipated, such as moving from their home or from one school to another, or graduating from high school and going to college, or a divorce or a remarriage in the family.  Susan helps adolescents and their families to move through developmental stages and new life events in a manner that feels empowering to the teen, while keeping the parent-teen relationship healthy and strong.

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