Trauma can come in many different forms and no experience is the same. Effective treatment requires specialized training. I have received extensive training on treatment methods through live trainings, as well as, independent study in how traumatic events can affect mental health. I am currently trained in EMDR Levels 1 and 2.
The core therapeutic agent is relationship and felt safety. At times, there are attachment disruptions. There is absolutely hope! I have received extensive training, as well as, done self-study on how to build and maintain connections through the difficult times.
The brain is an amazing gift that works differently for each individual, creating a world filled with neurodiversity. Neurodiversity encompasses everyone because there are no two brains identical to each other. In my work with neurodivergent individuals and their families, I am committed to working with them from an affirming approach. I partner with individual(s), and those who support them, in both embracing the strengths and navigating the challenges neurodivergence can bring. While I work with a wide variety of neurodivergent differences, my primary areas of focus include: sensory differences, Autistic and ADHD children, teens, and young adults.
We are living-and have lived-in a digital world. In my work, I have found that clients are bringing their digital world to me—whether it’s in conversation or in-session play. I have experienced, and research has shown, that appropriately incorporating digital tools into therapy practice not only benefits the therapeutic relationship, but also opens doors for powerful therapy sessions. In addition to a rigorous credentialing process to become a Registered Play Therapist, I have received extensive advanced training in Digital Play TherapyTM and how to incorporate this modality into my practice.
I am committed to providing quality evidenced-based care by continuing to pursue advanced training, as well as, trusted supervision/consultation in all areas of services I provide.