Children and Adolescents
I use a variety of play-based therapeutic approaches when working with children and adolescents. I am trained in EMDR, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and use this specific therapy approach to process trauma and strengthen attachment between children and parents. I am also trained in Theraplay, which helps to develop and strengthen attachment, self-esteem, and playful engagement. These therapies are effective in targeting a range of behaviors and difficulties.
I have specific experience working with adopted children, many of which have past experiences of trauma and neglect that have impacted their symptoms. With a variety of approaches, we can work together to alleviate these symptoms and help the child create more joy and happiness.
I work with individuals of all ages to help them address day-to-day struggles and various symptoms of concern. These include anxiety, trauma, stress, changes in mood, depression, anger, grief, life transitions, and even daily struggles that are negatively impacting your well-being. I am specifically trained in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is used to alleviate symptoms related to trauma and past experiences. Appropriate therapeutic approaches will be determined based on assessment of individual need
Through my experiences in working with parents of children with special needs, I can provide parent support and education through family therapy. I have training in TBRI, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, which is an attachment-based approach to working with children, specifically those who have experienced trauma. Including parents in the therapeutic process is essential to change, but is also important in order to help provide support to parents as they navigate these changes.