“Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi. I’m Sherrill Koogler. But kids and parents often call me, “The Kid Helper.”
I’m a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist supervisor. I relate well to children and help them grow. I speak both English and “Kidspeak,” the language of children.
I enjoy serving children and teens up to age 16, and I have a special interest in working with young children. Parents often come to me at their wits’ end, looking for help with their child’s temper tantrums, mood swings, anxiety, or inability to focus. They want to resolve conflict with their child, help their child make friends, or assist them with getting back on track in school.
I offer parents many ideas and strategies for supporting their child, and address parents’ feelings of overwhelm. To help families improve their communication, I use a brain-based parenting model that allows parents to recognize what their child is trying to communicate through their behavior, and helps foster a deeper understanding of the child.
During playtime with children, I provide a space where children can be in charge of their play, and learn and grow without realizing it. By building strong relationships with children, I help them feel safe, both inside and outside of the playroom. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness into treatment as needed.
I believe that people are more similar than different, and that everyone is doing the best they can. Over time, children and families who come to see me learn to identify their similarities and feel less threatened by each other and more connected.
I know from my over 16 years of experience working with children and families that you and your child can create a more playful, peaceful, and comfortable relationship with each other. If you and your child are ready to cultivate your silliness, honesty, and kindness, give Intuition Wellness a call at 520-333-3320 or click here to submit an appointment request online.
To learn more about Sherrill Koogler, LCSW, please visit her Psychology Today profile.