As a counselor I am passionate about helping children and adolescents. I have specialized training in child therapy to help kids heal, grow, and move forward from life’s difficulties, troublesome emotions, and challenging behaviors. I also believe that each young person has their own unique set of strengths and talents. When people can grow in their strengths, they then can thrive and become the best version of themselves. I would love to assist you in working with schools and your pediatrician as requested.
I have received training in art therapy techniques, sand tray therapy and play therapy techniques. Currently I am a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and trained in EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This allows me to apply specialized knowledge and skills to help children and adolescents heal and grow. Play therapy is an evidence-based therapy for children ages 3-12. Play therapy allows your child to explore and resolve problems through the use of play. While playing, your child will express thoughts and feelings that would otherwise remain hidden and difficult to express.
Sandtray therapy is a clinical modality used by counselors to help individuals, both young and old, to express and process their experiences. It is a great modality helpful with both logical thinkers and creative thinkers to express themselves when words are difficult to come by. It uses both the left and right sides of the brain which promotes a more more integrated brain development.