Dr. Knapp has extensive knowledge of child psychology as he has worked
with children and adolescents for over 11 years as a high school
teacher, volleyball coach, and psychologist. His youthful spirit and
appreciation for this time period of the human person's lifespan helps
him connect deeply with youth so that they feel safe and comfortable.
He is of the opinion that childhood and adolescence are not meant to be
suppressed but nurtured and that the child's spirit is one which
transcends the age of the individual. It is a constant force in the
life of the person, without which life would become stale, meaningless,
and empty. As a psychologist, Dr. Knapp's focus is upon helping
individuals nurture and cultivate a deep relationship to these life
principles within the limits of school, family, peers, and society.
He works with children and adolescents who have emotional and behavioral issues, excessive impulsivity, difficulty connecting with peers, and those who are dealing with other psychological stressors such as abuse or loss.