Sometimes a traumatic event in our lives causes us to feel stuck or on guard. Life's challenges, such as sudden or chronic illness, divorce, loss, grief, disability, and trauma can trigger feelings of anxiety, depression, overwhelm, anger, and helplessness.
Often, we do not realize how strong we can be. I am here to help you to get unstuck so that you will be more grounded and confident. As you discover your inner strengths, and integrate your thoughts with your emotions and sensations, you will be able to move past your past and find new perspectives.
I bring my experience and clinical expertise to help you, your children, and your teens. I use a variety of modalities, including but not limited to family systems therapy, child centered play therapy, directive play therapy, mindfulness, internal family systems therapy, filial therapy, somatic therapy, CBT, laughter therapy, and EMDR trauma therapy.
Play is the language of children. Children delight in my special playroom. And kids have challenges too, related to school performance, learning disabilities, bullying, social interaction, school refusal, parents’ divorce, sexual abuse, neglect, or sibling rivalry. I use therapeutic toys and games to help children express themselves in an accepting and supportive atmosphere. I also offer groups for siblings of children with disabilities, and for children who have lost a parent, either through death or through divorce.
When working with teens, I facilitate creativity to encourage insight, clarity, and change.
In recognizing that parents and caregivers are the most essential people in children's lives, whenever possible, I work collaboratively with parents, caregivers, and children to deepen emotional connections and improve communication.
Whether the client is a child, teen or adult, I will help you as an individual, or together with your family, to get beyond the current problem and find new pathways to understanding. One of the things I love best about my work is to see how each person, and each family can gain new perspectives in their own unique way. Everyone has their own unique potential. I am committed to navigating with you, side by side, to help you be the best you can be!