Amihan Kernan, LGSW, LMSW
Are you trying to manage difficult feelings, relationships, trauma, grief or loss, or simply facing the daily challenges of life? Sometimes a relationship with a skilled therapist can be the best place to explore these challenges and figure out positive coping skills that can improve the quality of your life.
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who face small and big struggles. Whether you’re looking for a therapist for yourself or for your child, I will be able to tailor my work to fit your needs. I have worked with students from elementary school to college-age, and I have experience working in school settings as well as in private practice. I specialize in treating trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and relationship and identity issues. Children and young adults face many challenges stemming from their family of origin, questioning their identity, figuring out “their way” of becoming adults and much more. My work centers around helping clients to better understand their feelings, the way they think about the world, and how this impacts their everyday choices.
My therapeutic approach is based in trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with aspects of relational therapy and mindfulness. I also include play and art therapy techniques to keep the sessions engaging and give clients another outlet through which they can express themselves.
My success in treating clients lies in my ability to build trusting relationships with my clients by creating a warm, accepting and encouraging therapeutic environment. I incorporate creativity and fun into my sessions while balancing the hard work that it takes to make life changes.