I believe that families can grow healthy together and heal and this has formed my practice to one of viewing the individual within the context of their environment. I am passionate about using evidence based, non-verbal therapies including Non-directive Play and Sandtray to help children and teens express difficult concepts and help them in the most effective and meaningful way. Find out more about Play Therapy at A4pt.org.
Who I Serve
I serve, primarily, children and their parents. I am very fortunate to learn and grow my practice to serve children as young as 2 and as old as 18. I enjoy helping bring families together by facilitating both individual therapy sessions and parent coaching to help children heal.
Treatment Specialties and Competencies
- Play Therapy
- Sandtray Therapy
- Theraplay Inspired Activities
- Adjustment Disorders
- Attachment Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Family Conflict
- Divorce Support
- Grief and Loss
- Peer Conflict
- Problem Behaviors in School
I use a Client Centered approach integrated with attachment theory, child development, and our knowledge of how the brain develops into my work with children and families. It is important for me to understand the issues from your and your child’s perspective and help support healing, growth, and change towards healthy behaviors and relationships.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois
- Master’s degree in Community Counseling, Argosy University in Chicago, IL
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Governors State University in University Park, IL
I have worked for nearly 10 years with children, teens and families in Chicagoland schools, homes and private practice. I have helped children facing various economic and social hardships, children living in foster homes and having witnessed domestic violence or having been victims of abuse. I have also worked with families working through divorce, blending families, chronic illness, school behavior problems and multiple other stressors where parents and children find themselves wanting outside support and guidance.