I have a passion for working with children and adolescents. I have helped children who have suffered abuse and neglect, been placed in foster care, have mood disorders, ADHD, ODD, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and Autism. I use Play Therapy Techniques to help children as they work through behavioral problems. Play Therapy helps the child process situations in their life with care while having fun!
I help guide tweens and teens as they struggle to define their identities, cope with the rapid physical, emotional, and psychological changes that take place within themselves. This includes adjusting to the demands of peers, school environment, families, social media, and society in general. I feel that it is essential that I work collaboratively with the family, school counselors, pediatricians, and others to provide an optimum level of care. I incorporate a varying amount of family work when seeing adolescents as it is essential for changes to take place.
I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere in which one can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, images, and beliefs, conscious or unconscious, that may be keeping one stuck.
Treatment Specializations include but not limited to:
- I am eclectic in my orientation and offer a holistic, integrative approach to client centered therapy, using:
- Traditional Person-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Behavior Therapy
- Play/ Art Therapy techniques
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Christian Based Therapy
Abuse and Neglect ** Academic Underachievement ** ADD/ADHD ** Anger Management ** Anxiety Disorders ** Behavioral Issues ** Bipolar ** Career Counseling ** Coping Skills ** Crisis (PTSD) ** Depression ** Divorce ** Domestic Violence/Abuse ** Emotional Disturbance ** Family Therapy ** Grief Counseling **Learning Disabilities ** LGBTQ ** Loss or Grief ** Mood Disorders ** Oppositional Defiant Disorder ** Play Techniques ** Self-Esteem Issues ** Sleep Issues or Insomnia ** Spirituality ** Suicidal Ideation **