Primary Areas of Expertise
- Trauma Work: EMDR and other therapies
- Play Therapy
- Expressive Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Healing Depression and Anxiety
- Mindfulness Approaches
- Work with Children, Adolescents, and Adults
My satisfaction comes from guiding people in their healing process, observing and applauding their step-by-step improvements. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. My life has been enriched by my contact with people in all walks of life.
In my work with trauma I often rely on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Both of these therapeutic models have been researched and found to be highly effective which has also been my personal experience. Sometimes I interweave expressive work and dream work and also find these interventions to be useful.
Working with children and parents has been a primary focus of my work for my entire career. For very young children, play therapy is often the key to healing. I find that play is a wonderful component in family therapy and I emphasize fun in my work with children and families.
I also work with depression, anxiety and other emotional and behavioral challenges using a wellness model that looks at the emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and physical aspects of the self in setting goals for recovery.
You may reach me at 608-256-5115 Ext 6.