Join me on a journey to discover the peace within yourself and your family relationships. We will navigate through uncertainty to healthy possibilities.
I received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in 2009. My coursework focused on assessing and treating the needs of children and families as well as specialty training in play therapy, marital and family therapy, counseling and developmental theory and parent-training. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in Child Parent Psychotherapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as well as clinical guidance with children in foster care, family conflict, trauma & loss, mood disorders and social & emotional challenges. I have clinical experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Child-Centered Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy. I engage in continuing education and consultation to ensure I apply best-practices.
My experience with kids and teens began in 2002 when I volunteered for AmeriCorps mentoring youth in the Boston area schools and community. I continued my work in the school environment teaching and coordinating after-school programming before transitioning to community mental health as a child and family therapist. I have ten years clinical experience addressing behavioral challenges, working with complex trauma, providing school-based therapy and consultation, and developing an Early Childhood Mental Health program. I am a mother of two children and enjoy working close to home in Washington County.
Individual Therapy for children in a supportive environment. Sessions can include play therapy as part of the service. Parent sessions are recommended to support this service.
Family Therapy can include sessions with the parent and child together, the parent without the child present, or siblings and is tailored to meet the family needs.
Group Therapy can include parent education or a child-focused group.
Consultation and coordination by phone or in-person with care providers working with the family.
Reflective Supervision and consultation to early childhood care providers.
I can work with children of all ages–Birth to Adolescence!
My approach to therapy begins with providing an accepting and safe environment for you to share your concerns. I will gain more understanding by asking questions, observing, and listening to your story and I will partner with you to develop a plan to meet your goals. With children under the age of 10 years, a parent or caregiver is encouraged to be an active participant in the therapy. I value you as an expert on your child and look forward to collaborating to support you and your family.