I have been working with children and families for 8+ years in the early childhood/elementary education field as a teacher and school counselor. In 2017, I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Oklahoma and am a state Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
I am passionate about providing safe spaces through play to families who have been affected by trauma. I am trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) as a TBRI Practitioner and I believe in empowering children and building a strong foundation of connection that is essential to the therapeutic process. I am also TraumaPlay certified and have also completed Theraplay Level 1 training. I am currently working on credentialing to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy). Other specific approaches I frequently utilize in my clinical work include Experiential Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, CCPT (Child-Centered Play Therapy), TB-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy).
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our children, grandchildren and our 4 fur babies! I also love spending time outside, walking the dogs, relaxing, traveling and photography.