Revealing your child's strengths

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Revealing your child's strengths

Helping your child be aware of the areas that they have strengths in, is really important because it allows your child to know really what they do well. When a kid feels good about what they do, they feel good about themselves. Self-esteem is really built through success and achievement. We want to really be targeting the things that your child really does well, so they can have those successes. At the same time, we really want the child to know their weaknesses. But I like to call them the areas that they are having a harder time in. You don't want to tell your child, "You're really weak in this area." Be gentle, as a parent, and frame it as an area that they can continue to grow in. Whether this is making friends at school or if you have a really shy child, help your child know the things that they do well; so when confronted with a challenge, they can fall back on that strength of theirs and pull themselves through that tough time.

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Rebecca Eberlin, PhD


I am a California state licensed psychologist, who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and assessment to children, adults and families with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges.

A proud Wolverine, I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Political Science. I then returned to California and completed my Doctoral training at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sharp HealthCare, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children’s Health Council.

I relocated to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011 to conduct prevention-focused research at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Global Center for Children and Families. During my time at UCLA, I became the lead psychologist and Director of Services and Operations at the UCLA Family Commons in Santa Monica.

Throughout the course of my career, my research and treatment interests have included working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with behavioral and emotional challenges, such as depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, developmental disabilities and other family-based issues. I also conduct parent education seminars that focus on a wide variety of issues including resiliency, stress, relationships, social media and friendship and bullying.

While my primary location is West Los Angeles, I also have offices in Northern California. If you are interested in obtaining coaching or cognitive testing services in the Bay Area, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please please visit my website to learn more about me, my practice and how therapy can work for you.

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