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Effective Family Services

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Whole Child Development

Help your emotionally reactive and/or withdrawn child learn better ways to cope with and problem-solve around challenging situations.

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Raising a Child with Autism, ADHD, OCD

Better understand your child's diagnosis, therapeutic options, and strategies on how you, the parents, can facilitate healthy development in your child.

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Children and Divorce

Providing Parent Education Classes and individualized child-centered guidance for parents around divorce related issues.

Hello. I'm Erin Moran, Psy.D.

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I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) specializing in Neurodevelopmental Differences (Autism, ADHD, OCD) and Emotionally Reactive children (Anxious, Sad, Aggressive). As an educator, I collaborate with parents on ways to foster healthy development in their child(ren) and work with youth on how to improve insight, social development, and coping skills. I also provide support to parents struggling in their own marriage/co-parenting relationships (e.g., relational conflict, divorce considerations, communication post-divorce.) 

Central to my approach is the understanding that the quality of the parent-child relationship is the strongest predictor for their child's eventual emotional, social, and academic/work well-being. I do not provide diagnostic evaluations or treat mental illness. Rather, I see each of my clients are reacting normally to some very difficult circumstances and simply need help. To this regard, I  provide empathic and well-informed guidance on ways to work through what is troubling them most.

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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.        ~ Maya Angelou

What to Expect 

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I begin my work by first meeting with the parent(s) of a struggling child or the partner(s) of a struggling relationship. During those initial meetings, I focus my attention on understanding my client's challenges, the impact of these problems, and clarify the hopes for the future.  Often, my clients struggle to "know" all that is troubling them. And, that's okay. I simply meet them where they are at and let his/her/their stories reveal our work. Once parents, or partners, feel comfortable with trying out new ways to interact, this is often when I invite others (partner or child) into our sessions so more meaningful understanding (and traction) is gained.

 

My intention is that by the end of your first appointment you will leave feeling understood and more hopeful in working through the problems you are experiencing.

Call for your free consultation

Sprout - Erin Moran, Psy.D. | 500 Abernethy Road, Suite 203 | Oregon City, Oregon 97045