Hi! I am a Licensed Counselor in the state of Missouri. I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I am certified in Aut-Play therapy, 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!
I use an eclectic therapeutic approach when I work with clients. This includes:
Child-Parent Relational Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma Informed practices
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.