First things first! Let me start by saying, I recognize the immense strength it takes to begin this journey. You’ve come to the right place. Due to my own life experiences, I have a passion for working with children and families to help them navigate difficult times and transitions. I am a true believer in using the strengths we gain from overcoming our own obstacles to serve as a guide for others. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside you until, using your strengths, you can navigate your path. Together, we will utilize art, play, and conversation to elicit positive change. I enjoy using fun, engaging, and colorful activities to help children and families learn healthy communication styles, coping skills, and self-love and acceptance. I've even developed curricula to teach families important skills needed to tackle sensitive subjects such as trauma, worry, anger control, and healthy emotional development. I hope to meet you soon, as we embark on this together.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
As we begin to work together we will explore your goals for therapy and develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to meet your needs. While working together you can expect a strong emphasis on your strengths as the client. I choose to lead a strengths-based practice, as I genuinely feel that developing a recognition of your strengths helps break down barriers to successful intervention. You are the change agent!
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
My practice focus is on evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I pride myself on my ability to build rapport through a lens of understanding and acceptance. It is important to me that my clients feel heard, and able to freely express themselves. I also believe in a healthy dose of humor and laughter when the moment calls for it!