I enjoy working with children, teens, young adults and families that are seeking to learn skills, change behavior, feel better and heal in a secure, empathetic and trusting therapeutic relationship. I utilize an attachment lens in my therapeutic approach and always center treatment on what each client needs, whether they are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or loss, low self-esteem, trauma or another difficulty. I am trained in Attachment Theory, Object Relations Theory, Trauma Focused CBT, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), Brainspotting and Narrative Therapy. For those interested, I’m also trained in Reiki and energy healing as techniques that can also be incorporated in treatment. I am LGBTQ Safe Zone trained and have experience with teens and young adults that are part of the LGBTQ community.
If you are a parent looking for support, coaching, guidance and intervention for your child or teen, I empathize with how overwhelming it may feel to find the right fit therapeutic fit for your child or teen. Please know that you are not alone, and will not be isolated in your child or teens therapeutic process with me. I love working with children and teens, as well as families, to create a healthier system with each party involved in the change process. Communication is key- and I will be there for you and your child to learn to communicate with one another in healthier and more effective ways- to create stronger bonds and deeper trust.
I especially connect and specialize in the complications with an adopted child, as there can often be pre-verbal trauma that your child or teen may be experiencing, and unable to verbalize to you or themselves. Relinquishment or abandonment from a birth parent is traumatizing to an infant or toddlers’ nervous system, and that can get internalized without the cognitive insight that you or I may have. Healing from pre-verbal trauma is possible and accessible. I promise to provide education, insight and resources to help you and your family better understand your adopted child.