Does it feel like your child has two personalities?
One is funny, smart, and caring; the other seems moody, stubborn, and impulsive. This dichotomy is characteristic of challenging children and makes it difficult to navigate the parent-child relationship.
Parents learn to:
Restore a positive home environment
Set effective limits
Coach social and emotional skills
Handle tantrums and aggressions
As one of the leading experts in parenting, Dr. Driver specializes in helping families with challenging children, using evidence-based treatment programs. Parents go through The Incredible Years curriculum, an empirical clinical treatment, in a fun and supportive environment. Parents are seen in individual sessions instead of in groups, so the 16-week program is customized for your family.
Parents report seeing changes after only 6-weeks!
Dr. Driver was trained by Drs. Carolyn Webster-Stratton and Jamila Reid, the developers of The Incredible Years Program, at the world-renowned Parenting Clinic at the University of Washington. During her training, Dr. Driver was afforded the unique opportunity to learn both the parenting and child programs. She thus brings a unique perspective to her work as clinical director; and is able to provide practical and workable solutions for distressed parents and children. In addition to her parent/child expertise, she specializes in child development, anxiety, and couple relationships. Dr. Driver received her doctorate from the University of Washington and trained with Dr. John Gottman.
*Please Note: Dr. Driver (Eastside Parenting Clinic) has been officially trained and certified to practice the Incredible Years Program. If Dr. Driver is not the right fit for your family, please be sure to check this website for therapists who have been certified and thought to exhibit strong understanding of the Incredible Years principles.
In addition to the private sessions, Dr. Driver offers home collaboration visits. During these visits, she uses her extensive observational training to evaluate interactional strengths and weaknesses in the home environment. Parents report these visits to be helpful in cases where the child struggles in a specific situation.