With over 25 years as a licensed mental health practitioner, much of my experience has been in schools as a School Psychologist.
See my office and some counseling tools including a Kimochi stuffed toy.
It can be intimidating to seek professional help. You may feel that what you are doing to support your child or teen is not working. Please think of me as a partner.
Each person’s experience is linked to their developmental stage in life. Our work will be grounded by an understanding of human development. Most children and teens can benefit from counseling.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused therapeutic approaches among others which are all evidence-based. I use the "Zones of Regulation" and "Social Thinking" (Michelle Garcia Winner) concepts and frameworks. Whether we are building new skills or processing feelings, I strive to make our work together engaging and fun.
Youth exist in numerous settings that impact their thoughts, feelings, actions, and experiences. These include: the family, school, digital media, extra-curricular, and cultural/religious involvements. Review of school, health, and evaluation records ensures we have the full picture of what is going on in your child/teen’s life. I also provide free 15 minute phone consultations to stay in touch throughout treatment.
I prefer to meet in person when possible.
Online sessions via HIPAA compliant platform.
Social Learning in small groups (2-4 children/teens per clinician) for neurodivergent youth. I utilize concepts from the Social Thinking Frameworks (Michelle Garcia Winner) Mindset (Carol Dweck), and The Whole Brain Child (Dan Siegel) in my work with youth.
When issues come up related to school performance or behavior, I appreciate your consent to consult with school staff and/or medical professionals. The purpose will be to collaborate for success; I am not interested in adversarial relationships with school districts.
Evaluations addressing needs related to counseling and for educational services can be contracted. Bilingual evaluations available to school districts.
express interest for summer 2023