When working with children ages 3-8 she utilizes Play Therapy, the most effective form of treatment for young children. Dr. Aiken also provides parenting skills development to parents individually and in a group setting.
relationship counseling for couples to strengthen their relationship enabling them to be a solid support for one another and their family.
Children and parents can have many struggles in this high stress and
world. These stressors can take a toll on children and parents. Children and adolescents develop various ways to cope with stressors in their lives. At times children as young as eight years old turn to drugs to manage their emotions and stress.
Dr. Aiken has worked with adolescents and adults in addressing the issues of substance abuse. She helps individuals and families understand the dynamics of addiction and learn more productive ways to cope with emotions and daily life stressors.
Trauma has increased in prevelance over the past several years due to an increase in maltreatment of children, gun violence, and natural disasters. Dr. Aiken works with individuals who have been traumatized to resolve traumatic emotions through the use of EMDR.