Child and Family Therapist
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with a strong background in expressive arts therapy.My clinical approach is client-centered, strengths-based, and solution focused; believing that conflicts and traumas can be resolved/healed using the strengths a person possesses. Part of my role is helping individuals to discover their positive attributes and find ways to utilize them. When working with families, the same approach is used to support positive family relationships and improve communication.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I am able to use play to work with children and their families to increase attachment, decrease negative behaviors, and improve overall family dynamics.
Education and Experience:
•Webster University: BA in Psychology
•Maryville University: MA in Rehabilitation Counseling
•Columbia College Chicago: 1 year intensive studies in Dance/Movement Therapy
•KC Play Therapy Institute: PlayTalk Play Therapy Certificate Program
•11 years clinical experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and families
•Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri: License Number: 2012008396