In addition to specializing therapeutically in children and teens since 2000, my experience includes working as a credentialed k-12 school counselor between 2006 - 2020. Working in the school system with children, adolescents and their families provided me with increased insight and context regarding the issues that young people struggle with today. Some of these issues include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger, self-harm, alcohol/drug use, divorce/separation, peer relationships, and self esteem.
I work with the child or teen, along with the parent(s), guardians and/or family members, to explore and treat the presenting issue(s) in a positive manner. My interventions are age-appropriate, ranging from play therapy to talk therapy, and as well may include the expressive arts, sand tray, and if there is interest, mindfulness-based therapy and relaxation exercises.
My goal with each child or adolescent is to provide counseling in such a way that it creates a stepping stone towards personal growth, along with the family that is ultimately part of the young person's constellation of support. In this way, counseling can be a constructive experience for all, providing healing, important insights, and the opportunity to transition through the issue(s) at hand while learning new skills that will last a lifetime.
The Integrative Counseling Office of
Catherine Daniels-Landeros, MS, LMFT