Therapist for 5th grade boy struggling with friendships
Hi--my son was picked on a lot when he was at a small school in first grade and has often been a bit of a target to others because he will react to teasing. I think that he tends to react defensively and with anger even when the situation could be laughed off and have a better outcome. With me, he is fine, loving, gentle, fun, etc. but I can see that he needs to learn how to navigate friendships. I was thinking that a therapist might be able to teach him some tools and I thought it might be good to do this before hormones fully set in or before he goes to middle school.
Do others have advice or recommendations for a therapist who might be a good match? We'd like to find someone in the Montclair/Rockridge/Lake area or possibly Berkeley/Alameda.
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!