Dig deeper into sensory processing, emotional co-regulation and individual differences
Beautyful Hero is founded by Mimi Thuong, a licensed child psychotherapist. She is one of the very few child psychotherapists that is skilled in using English and Vietnamese in professional and therapeutic settings. She is licensed and endorsed in the state of California.
“Beautyful Hero’s vision is all parents, early childhood educators and pediatric professionals understand the underlying challenges in children’s behaviors and are supported to use a developmental-relational approach to maximize children’s socio-emotional, cognitive development and social competence.”
(Mimi Thuong, LMFT, LPCC, IFECMHS)
Working with the Birth to Five population requires specialized and research-based interventions. My approaches include: Brazelton Touch Points, DIR-Floortime, Child Parent Psychotherapy and Triple P.
Each child develops at their own pace and in their own unique way (not necessarily by chronological age). My approach is customized and individualized to your child's needs to maximize their strengths.
The Public Health emphasizes that play is essential for health across the life span. I use play to help your child express their deepest feelings as well as strengthen meaningful interactions between you and your child.
Socio-emotional development is the ability to manage feelings and behaviors. Empirical studies have confirmed that children with emotional competence are more confident and more successful in academic achievement.
Many approaches assume that children can regulate their emotions and behaviors, which is not true. The pre-frontal cortex of the brain starts developing in infancy and only matures at age 25. Therefore, children need adults to assist them to regulate. The adults also need support to regulate their own emotions to co-regulate with their child.
Self-regulation is not a skill that humans are born with. Many adults expect that children need to self-regulate when in reality, they do not yet have that ability. When children are assisted to feel safe in mind and body, they will miraculously manage their behaviors.
No matter how challenging the situation is, I am here to help you develop insight to have a different perspective and regain your self-confidence. You don't have to do this alone! Together we can support your child, emotionally and behaviorally, through the power of co-regulation.
Did you know that play therapy can help you:
I will show you how to use these techniques anywhere, anytime, around your daily activities AND have fun with your child!
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I provide live online courses and training specialized for the Birth to Five population.
Look no further! I provide in-person as well as online learning opportunities for educators, pediatric professionals and organizations.