Danielle Kupperman, LCSW
child and adolescent therapist
about me and what I do
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Counselor for over two decades working in schools, I have always worked with children through traditional talk and play therapy. The past few years I have been feeling as though it just wasn't enough…these kids needed more…a different means of working through their big emotions that they feel so deeply in their little bodies. As I found my own practice of yoga changing the way I experience life, it hit me one day…I need to do this with kids! So, I started my journey of helping children shine their light through yoga. I became a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher trained through Radiant Child Yoga, and furthered my training through Asanas for Autism and Little Flower Yoga.
I am so truly grateful to discover that I can blend my extensive clinical experience, nurturing therapeutic skills, and my own passion for meditation, yoga, and mindfulness to offer children and teens the empowering opportunity to cultivate resilience as they meet challenges in life. I believe each child is on their own path and has unlimited potential. Through a thoughtful combination of creating a safe space to talk, movement in our bodies, and focus on the magic of our breath, each child has the ability to bloom.
big souls, little bodies
Let's be honest, our children have not changed...the world in which they live has. As such, it is no surprise there is an uptick in mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, among our children and teens.
The mission of Breathe & Bloom Therapy is to help foster well-being, and enable children to meet the stresses of their world with presence, self compassion, and open mindedness.
Services at Breathe & Bloom Therapy are offered with the goal of supporting children and adolescents who struggle with regulating overwhelming feelings and behaviors related to:
autism spectrum disorder
Treatment at Breathe & Bloom Therapy is a unique combination of thoughtfully weaving together
the following modalities:
Therapy for children thru teens is much the same as therapy and counseling for adults: it offers a safe space and an empathetic ear while providing tools to bring about change in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through emotional and goal oriented support, psychotherapy can help reduce symptoms, provide insight, and improve daily functioning.
MEDITATION, YOGA & MINDFULNESS
The practice of meditation, yoga and mindfulness for children embraces the same philosophies as for adults, just with a greater element of fun and playfulness. Infusing meditation, yoga and mindfulness as part of the healing process, our children can be better equipped with the self-regulatory tools to needed to navigate their inner and outer world, thus building confidence, coping with stress, and relating to uncomfortable or challenging moments.
As children don't function in isolation, the relationship of the child within the family system is explored. Through a non-judgmental lens, family support is a valuable component offered to provide tips and strategies on how caregivers can support their child's journey at home.
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47 Crescent Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
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WHAT ARE THE AGES YOU WORK WITH?
Ages six and older.
HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU MEET WITH MY CHILD AND/OR MY FAMILY?
Each child and family have their own unique needs, thus the therapeutic experience is highly individualized. Treatment is also dependent on a number of factors, such as family/client engagement, presenting concerns, motivation, commitment, and practice outside of session. Therapy can last as long as needed to meet agreed goal, which can range from a few sessions to years. You are able to end therapy at any time.
HOW LONG ARE THERAPY SESSIONS?
Weekly sessions are typically 45 minutes.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Breathe & Bloom Therapy is an out of network provider. Payment is due at the time of service. Monthly statements are provided for families to submit to their insurance companies. Cash, check, Venmo, and credit card payments are accepted.
MEDITATING? YOGA? MINDFULNESS? HOW IS THAT THERAPY?
The goal of traditional therapy is to help a child manage their symptoms so that their daily functioning can improve. The ancient science of Meditation, Yoga, and Mindfulness is about bringing balance to our minds, bodies, and spirit. As these practices have grown in popularity in the western world, so too has the research on the benefits of these practices on children's mental health. Recent neuroscience research confirms that these practices can actually change the physical structure of the brain, training it to work in more positive and productive ways. Incorporating these tools are a powerful complement to reaching that goal of improved mental wellness.
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