Author Archive: Jasmine Narayan, Psy.D
Dr. Narayan is a Licensed Psychologist and Co-Founder of Family Guiding. She specializes in child and adolescent psychotherapy, specifically issues related to aggressive/impulsive behavior, emotional regulation, ADHD, depression, anxiety and trauma. Dr. Narayan works closely with families to improve effective communication, build healthy connections and increase positive interactions. She draws on positive parenting techniques, parent-child interaction therapy, mindfulness and relaxation, and evidence-based interventions to support clients in their growth.
Dr. Narayan believes that creativity is critical to a child’s growth, and uses various art therapy techniques to not only engage the child, but help grow the parent-child bond. When working with clients, the emphasis is on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing interaction patterns. Her experience, support and guidance can help parents reduce problematic behaviors and increase loving, peaceful and authentic connections with their children.
In the therapeutic setting, I help parents connect with their children in a way that fosters positive, peaceful, and present interactions – through the power of play!
I have found the biggest challenge in therapy is helping a client embrace change. Doing so in a hospital setting is even more difficult as it is a setting of perpetual transition–arriving at the hospital, adjusting to the new climate, facing the demons that brought you there, learning new behaviors, leaving and […]
When you or your child are on the brink of a meltdown —or already there — its important to find that quiet place where life makes more sense. The happy place where your heart and mind can take a collective “aaaaaahhhhhhhh.” This compass will show you how:
At my workplace, I am usually one of the first people called to attend to a crisis. I am a first responder or, as I like to refer to myself, an EMT: Emotional Meltdown Technician.
Daenerys knowingly responds, “people learn to love their chains.” Tiny little goose bumps formed on my arms as I resonated with the deep wisdom in these simple words. People do learn to love their chains. I’m not talking about actual chains, like the shackles around the necks of the Yunkai slaves […]
It is easy to think that a child does not know what is going on or is too young to care, but in my experience children are observant beings. They might overhear a conversation between you and a friend, or two teachers at school. Older children and teenagers are technologically savvy and have even more ways to learn about tragic events in the media.