In her work with children and adolescents Dr. Graves often includes parents and other family members to address parenting issues and family dynamics that may have developed over time. Behavior management strategies and communication skills training are important elements of this work. Close collaboration with other professionals involved with children, such as school personnel, physicians and psychiatrists is also considered essential.
Philosophy: I am certain that change is a fundamental part of life. There are times, however, that change is challenging both because of our internal struggles and because of the systems around us that impact our lives. I approach clients with a strong belief that they have the strengths to make the changes they need and want to make. I believe that therapy helps each person identify these strengths while supporting individualized ways to make optimal changes.