Annie's Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6:30pm
102 Elm Street, Suite 9
Westfield, MA 01085
At this time, this page only refers to the services offered by Annie Hotchkiss.
Children & Adolescents ages 5 to 17
I have experience working with children who struggle with anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems. Work with children is complex and your involvement and input will be an important part of the therapy. I begin the work by meeting with you and any other primary caregivers for an assessment of needs. Assessment continues with my meeting with you and your child. I will discuss my recommendations with you. My goal is to involve you whenever possible so that skills learned in session can be strengthened at home.
Finding a trusted and caring professional with whom you can comfortably open up to is an essential component of successful therapy. I combine my training in EMDR, Gestalt, Dialectical Behavior and Rational Emotive-Cognitive Behavioral therapies and IFS to help you to transform unhelpful emotions like depression, anxiety, anger, guilt and other deep hurts into helpful feelings like sadness, concern, regret and the like.
Skill Building for Parents
If you have a child age 5-12 who is seriously misbehaving or acting out in an aggressive way, I use a well researched program that could improve your family life. The program is for parents only and takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks to complete.