I specialize in working with children, teens, and families. In counseling children and adolescents, I strive to help individuals find their own beliefs, identify their emotions, and express themselves in healthy and meaningful ways. In working with families, my goals are to identify patterns of behavior, recognize familial strengths, and to suggest potential modifications that may encourage interactions within the family to be more healthy and adaptive.
I view therapy as a collaborative process in which the client and the counselor work as a team to identify and define problems, develop a treatment plan and future goals, and work in a systematic fashion toward achieving those goals. I approach counseling from a perspective that includes aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Play/Activity Therapy.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Child Mental Health Specialist. I received my Masters of the Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology/Psychology) from The University of Memphis. My experience as a Therapist has included working with young people struggling with emotional, social, and behavioral issues. I have counseled those with diagnoses such as Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and have often worked with children and teens on the Autism Spectrum.