Psychological Services for Homeschoolers and Other Families Outside the Mold
Looking for homeschooling-friendly advice about your child’s learning or behavior? As a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Maryland, and as an experienced homeschooler myself, I am ready to help you understand why your child is struggling and what you can do to help.
I offer flexible, customized evaluations for dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning issues. I am well acquainted with the specific issues affecting children who are “twice exceptional” – gifted and learning disabled. In every evaluation, I identify the child’s personal strengths and suggest ways to use those strengths to build up weaker areas. My reports are written in plain English and provide concrete advice for parents working with their children at home.
I provide family-oriented mental health treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, fears and phobias, behavior problems, frequent family conflicts or power struggles, adjustment to difficult life situations, and other psychological issues. As a parent who is currently “in the trenches” with young children, I take a practical, real-world, non-judgmental approach to family struggles. My approach to therapy is active, collaborative, flexible, and solution-focused.
Looking for information about your child’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses? Wondering whether your child might be gifted? I offer IQ and achievement testing, with clear and straightforward explanations of your child’s scores and what they mean.
Although my services are designed first for homeschoolers, other families may find themselves similarly uncomfortable with school-based evaluations and mainstream psychoeducational services – perhaps because of a nontraditional educational path such as Sudbury or Montessori schooling, or perhaps because of family values that are “outside the box.” I am familiar and comfortable with a wide range of parenting and educational styles, and will work with you to help figure out your best strategies for helping your child.