I feel passionately about supporting individuals and families find peace, connection and joy, and I take my partnership with each client seriously. I believe that change occurs when people feel secure enough to express their fears and that families have a profound ability to persevere through hardship. I utilize an eclectic approach, heavily influenced by my mindfulness practice and training, to help clients uncover hidden strengths and more skillfully communicate needs. I am committed to creating a safe space for all my clients and continue to engage in anti-racism and LGBTQ+ trainings and consultation to ensure I am able to skillfully support the diverse needs of all those who work with me. I feel honored to be invited to share in each client’s journey and work alongside them as they find their best course.
Though I have extensive training in play therapy and working with children, my current practice focuses on working with adolescents, adults and families. I also see preschool-aged children, often with their caregivers, and provide parent coaching. I plan to hire a child therapist to work with elementary-aged children this summer.
I have been trained and supervised in several theoretical orientations and treatment modalities, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy (both child centered and directive approaches), attachment theory, expressive arts therapies, mindfulness, animal assisted therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. I have experience working in both public and independent schools, in psychiatric hospitals, providing school-based psychotherapy, with children and families in the foster care system, and in private practice. In addition to my private practice, I am a teacher with Atlanta Mindfulness Institute, provide family mindfulness retreats with Mindful Family Life, and consult with local independent schools. I am a trainer for The Mindfulness in Schools Project, Mindful Schools, Better Brains for Babies and a ScreamFree Parenting certified leader. I incorporate this specialized training into my work with individual families, in group classes I lead, and in presentations to the community. As part of my ongoing commitment to be an inclusive and affirming therapist, I will honor clients’ preferred pronouns; mine are she/her/hers.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Georgia (CSW4158)
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (S-1511)
Mindfulness In Schools Project Teacher
Positive Discipline Educator
Trainer for Better Brains for Babies
ScreamFree Parenting Certified Leader
Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, Board Member 2008-2011
Association for Play Therapy Member
Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work Member
National Association of Social Workers Member