I work with school-aged children and adolescents. My areas of specialty include adoption and foster care, children with trauma and emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression and ADHD. I enjoy involving parents in knowing how to best help their children with their current struggles. I work to empower children, adolescents and families through hands-on activities, humor, and a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I hope to dig deeper to uncover underlying issues and bring about meaningful change. I am a play therapist and incorporate play and creativity into my work. I hope to help parents better connect with their child’s behaviors so they can both make real change within their central nervous systems.
I am trained in Theraplay, certified in EMDR, trained in Sandtray therapy and am a Registered Play Therapist.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Elementary Age (7-12)
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