I aim to establish warm, collaborative therapeutic relationships with my clients. I also believe it is important to communicate with children through their natural language of play. It is important to me to create a comfortable and safe environment for each client or family. I strive to empower my clients to use their own strengths and individualized capabilities to reach their goals and find balance.
I deem it important to consider individuals to be part of a family unit when working with families.
I especially concentrate on guiding clients through the journey of altering negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts to achieve effective changes. My therapeutic approach is integrative utilizing play therapy, cognitive behavioral, client-centered therapy and somatic experience models.
I have the most experience with children 5 +, adolescents and women in overcoming obstacles that keep them from finding a balance in their life. I particular enjoy focusing on relationships, bereavement / loss, trauma, new parents, attachment / bonding, domestic violence, career/ life transitions and mindfulness. Additionally, I have experience with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiance behavior, school issues, body image issues, anger management and coping skills.
I think it’s beneficial in the therapeutic process to remain creative with each person and family I work with.
- Masters of Science – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Child and Adolescent Therapy
- At Risk Youth
- Intellectual Development Disorders
- Trauma Counseling
- Group Therapy