I currently maintain a private clinical practice in Tallahassee, FL. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working with children and families for several years. In addition, I have advanced credentials as a Registered Play Therapist, and have been trained in various Infant Mental Health techniques, including Child Parent Psychotherapy. I am also a certified Adoption Competency Therapist.
While I specialize in play therapy with children aged 0-10, I have a lot of experience working with teenagers and adults as well. I enjoy adapting therapy to your individual needs and have training and experience in several techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, both of which have been shown to help with problems related to depression, anxiety and difficulty adjusting to new life situations and stressors. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, which has extensive reasearch support as an effective treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
For several years I have been working with young children who have experienced trauma, especially sexual abuse. I know how devastating the experience of sexual abuse or assault can be to children and their families, and I can help you navigate the process of healing, as well as working with the victim's advocate, child protection team and court.
Issues with which I can help you and/or your child: school problems, divorce, trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, etc), life stressors, parenting, foster care/adoption, anxiety, grief and depression.