About Me

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Hi!  I am a Licensed Counselor in the state of Missouri.  I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  I am working towards my certification in Aut-Play, a scientifically-based therapy with proven effectiveness in working with children diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's.

 

My 15 years of experience as a counselor and social worker have primarily been spent treating children.  I have experience working with families and adults also.  

I attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to earn my B.S. in Psychology.  I attended Lindenwood University to earn my M.A. in Professional Counseling, and M.A. in School Counseling.   I love what I do, and have dedicated my life's work to helping children play, grow, and heal!

My Approach

I use an eclectic therapeutic approach when I work with clients.  This includes:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Rogerian Therapy

Humanistic

Gestalt Therapy

Child-Parent Relational Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Aut-Play Therapy

Play Therapy

Child-Centered Play Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Positive Psychology

Trauma Informed practices

Family Systems

My Philosophy

I believe that all people should be treated fairly, and with compassion and understanding.  I will travel alongside you and your family while we work to heal and grow.  Giving others grace--to make mistakes, to be imperfect, to have space to learn--is one of the absolute cornerstones of my practice.  
 

My Office

Playroom

My office
My office

Adult Office