Empowering children and families to thrive within their communities and achieve their life vision has become my passion. Frequently I work with adolescents in foster care and court systems, where supports are strained and families need guidance toward a workable solution. I am adept at identifying unmet underlying needs which can sometimes drive problematic behaviors. I will partner with you in your journey to discover the obstacles that get in the way of your goals and explore the roles that you and significant others play in that course, while drawing on your individual strengths to obtain the life you want.
Bringing creativity and a calm, positive energy, I employ an eclectic blend of play therapy, mindfulness based techniques, DBT and CBT in my sessions with clients.
My clients have taught me a tremendous amount about the resiliency of the human spirit. The issues I have most often worked with entail crisis planning and prevention, self-care, complex trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, and parent-child conflict. I got my start in community mental health before transitioning to providing therapy for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
Client Focus (Age)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Family / Marital
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Therapy Session $120-$150