“Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist with more than 16 years experience working with children and families. Play therapy is a powerful modality for addressing cognitive, behavioral and emotional challenges. I use play therapy because it is a natural process that builds trust and memory, promotes acceptable behaviors, regulates emotions and reduces anxiety. Play promotes problem solving, encourages open communication and builds self esteem. I also use EMDR to help children process trauma and mindfulness training to reduce stress. Children often come to therapy because they get separated from their ability to get their needs met. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship can help children unblock their emotions and put them into words. My training and evidenced based modalities such as Play Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Therapy and a brain based therapy model helps children and families heal and thrive.