BEING A GOOD KID AGAIN
When your kids are happy, their future is brighter. You can enjoy being a parent again. As a child psychologist in Littleton, my therapy dog and I can help you and your child improve life at home and at school.
My teenage son has been seeing Dr. Steve for almost 1 1/2 years for social anxiety. My son was having trouble in every situation involving a conversation with other people – from ordering a meal at a restaurant to asking for help at school or asking a friend to hang out. We met with Dr. Steve and our son was immediately comfortable with Zeke, Dr. Steve’s dog. Petting Zeke while they chatted was very comforting.
Dr. Lazarus carefully plans the course of treatment for children – in conjunction with the parents – and involves the parents in every aspect of the implementation. He takes time to meet with the parents and sets reasonable expectations for the whole family. Well-versed in his practice, he is patient and kind with children, engaging them at their level. He helps plan strategies for the whole family, not just the child. My child absolutely loved Zeke, his therapy dog, which served as a good “ice-breaker” early in the treatment and as a good “third-party” throughout the remainder of the sessions. At various times throughout the program and at the end, Dr. Lazarus celebrates the successes of the child, a very important aspect of therapy in my opinion. Sometimes, it can be a little tough to schedule appointments at the times you need them, but he is good about re-scheduling and will work with you if you miss an appointment. All in all, I would highly recommend Dr. Lazarus.
Our family met with Dr. Steve Lazarus over a five year period in family counseling sessions with our teenage son. Our son was in high school at the time and was troubled and having difficulty in finding his way. Through Steve’s ongoing help and direction our son was able to ultimately successfully graduate from high school and has now gone on to finish college and enter the workforce as an adult.