My formal education, diverse work experience, and subsequent professional training have prepared me to provide therapy for children, adolescents, families, adults, and groups. 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 feel honored to be invited to share in a child and family's journey and help them find their best course.
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 completed extensive training in providing play therapy and supervising new therapists and am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. I have experience working with children and families in foster care, at psychiatric hospitals, providing school-based psychotherapy, and in private practice. I have specialized training in play therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, and family therapy, as well as working with children and adolescents recovering from traumas. I also provide workshops and groups for parents, community members, students, and professionals and supervision for therapists working toward clinical licensure or play therapy certification. 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.
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