I strongly believe the key to successful therapy is relationship. I work with you to get to know you and for you to know me. Together we create an individual fluid treatment plan to keep us focused on your goals. Some of the common therapies I utilize are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Solutions Focused.
Play is the language of children; therefore when working with any child I utilize play therapy. I believe in starting with non directive client centered therapy and sometimes incorporating more directive play therapy. It is key for the family system to be involved when working with children; therefore I frequently use family directive play therapy.
I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I also have training in Theraplay and frequently use the approach when working with families on attachment, trauma, and oppositional behaviors.
As a parent of five and a foster parent I have a special place in my heart for families and parent. I frequently work with children and parents together utilizing directive play therapy. I focus on communication, relationship, and attachment as I work with families.
When working with couples I use a research-based couples counseling called Gottman Therapy. Gottman therapy works with couples to address what is called The Four Horseman: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling.
My Christian faith is what started my journey into becoming a therapist, but I have found that many Christians have a negative view of therapy. Therapy is a safe place to discuss anything that is worrying you and that you want to work through. It is also a place where you can build skills to better cope with life stressors.
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Please note that as of 1/1/2022, all appointments will be held virtually.
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