“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore
I walk with my young clients as they work to “turn on the light” in their lives. Growing up with a preschool teacher as a mother, I find that I have an affinity for working with children and I have inherited natural instincts that help me easily connect with children. In sessions, we talk, we sit in silence when needed, we draw, work in the sand tray or make glitter jars that help us with anxiety and worry..we even take nature walks and sit outside in the gazebo.
My approach to connecting with clients–and their family members– combines empathy, unconditional positive regard, and a sense of humor. Therapy is serious endeavor, but my goal is for you and your child to feel safe, comforting, and often playful space in which we can all grow together.
When children are in therapy, it is essential to involve parents and family members in the process. This is an opportunity for the entire family to be open, grow and understand each other in new ways. My training emphasis is in Play Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
Areas of interest:
School age children–ages 5 and up who are struggling with:
Social and friend issues/worries
Self-esteem and self-concept
Behavior issues and self-regulation
Autism spectrum disorder