I hope to have the chance to get to know you and your family soon.
First, let me tell you a little about my professional approach and background. Since earning my graduate degree from Washington University's Brown School of Social Work, I have dedicated my clinical practice to work with children, teens, and families. I believe that counseling is most successful when therapists work collaboratively with clients, and so that is how I will approach our sessions.
Parents: You are an expert on your child. My job is to learn from the wisdom of your experience and figure out together how best to help and support you and your child.
Kids: You are the most important person in the room. You get to be in charge of a lot of things and it's my job to follow your lead.
Special Training and Certifications
I have been trained in this Modular Approach to Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Conduct Problems. It is an evidence-based treatment that can be used to address any single or any combination of the identified problems.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
I am a fully certified provider of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is an evidence-based therapy often used to help young children with behavior problems. Research supports its use for other difficulties, like Separation Anxiety, as well.
I am a graduate of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute's Child Development Program. The program is a one-year, intensive study in the developmental trajectory of children aged zero- to six-years-old.
I am fully trained in PCIT-SM, an adaption of PCIT specifically for children with Selective Mutism.
Brown School of Social Work
University of Michigan
Collaborative Family Law Association
Selective Mutism Association
Brown School of Social Work
National Association of Social Work
I am a fully trained provider of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and young adults who have experienced trauma.
I am a trained Collaborative Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. Collaborative divorce is a process through which parents work to find solutions that are sustainable and good for the whole family.
Feeling-Body Investigators (FBI)
I was trained by Nancy Zucker through Duke University to use this innovative intervention for the treatment of children with Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), or highly picky eaters. FBI also has an evidence-base for the treatment of stomach pain in anxious children.
I am a fully trained provider of Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). SPACE is a parent-based intervention for treating child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders, including Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).