I will join with children and their families in healing through play. I am trained in Theraplay, EMDR, parent-chid relationship therapy, sand tray therapy, client centered play therapy and trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy among other modalities. Monarch Play Therapy provides services at schools, in the home, or in the office. I practice from a strengths based, person-centered perspective and enjoy working as part of the Lawrence community. Currently, I am an adjunct instructor for the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.
An important part of my work is to provide support for parents, guardians, foster parents & caregivers. I will work with your family system to devise interventions to implement at home to create long standing healthy family relationships.
I meet & consult with parents/caregivers on an ongoing basis as part of healing a family system. This is an opportunity to connect with caregivers, give suggestions, hear concerns and devise goals.
Client Focus (Age)
Toddlers/Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Integration of different therapy models
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)