In this show, I speak with Karin Chandler, LMFT who has spent the last 20 years helping kids and parents heal using talk therapy and a multi-faceted wellness and “it takes a village” approach.
In addition to her expertise as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has a unique background in fitness, health, the arts (including dance and movement therapy), and wilderness exploration which she integrates into her work to deal with current issues as well as to improve their lives.
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Today’s show is taking a slightly different slant than the ones I’ve done before. Most of my interviews have been with doctors about healing the gut using Functional Medicine and looking at supplements and amino acids that impact our neurotransmitters and brain biochemistry. Today’s guest, Karin Chandler, LMFT, believes that in addition to talk therapy, a multi-faceted wellness and lifestyles approach is essential to helping kids and their parents heal and create better lives.
She established a private practice after many years working at the Children’s Health Council, Sunny Hills Children’s Services, and the University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development. In addition to working with children, she provides parent coaching to the parents of the children and teens she sees in her practice. Karin is a certified Dance Therapist, practices EMDR, CBT, as well as a variety of other modalities.
In this interview you’ll learn:
- How does therapy for children and teens work to improve their lives?
- What does Karin recommend for a child or teen who is suffering from ADD/ADHD symptoms?
- How does she work with kids who have body and self-esteem issues?
- How does she work with the family of the kids you are treating in order to create change?
- What’s her approach to stopping bad habits?
- What’s the key in developing and maintaining new habits and lifestyles once they’ve figured out how to ease the symptoms they were having?
- How does she believe creating effective change needs to happen?
- How nutrition ties into mental health issues?
- How does she support children who would normally be using medications to manage their symptoms?
- How does she use modalities she uses like EMDR, and CBT.
- How can Wilderness therapy be helpful?
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This episode of Kids in Crisis originally aired on BoldBraveMedia.