What you need to know about me.
I’ve been working with teens, parents, and families for over nineteen years as a Marriage, Family Therapist and Art Therapist. My dedication and appreciation for learning about people and relationships has brought me to work with hospice, rural public schools, children in foster care, supervising interns, and in private practice.
I have a master’s degree in Marriage, Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University, I’m a Registered Art Therapist, Provisional, and I’m trained in using EMDR. I’m a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Art Therapy Association, and a Parent Educator with Positive Discipline.
But here’s what makes me an expert: I was once a teenager disconnected from her parents, and now I’m a parent restoring my relationship with my children over and over. As a teen, I remember needing to feel safe and reassured. As a parent, I am parenting right alongside you.
What I include in my work:
Words often can’t express what’s really going on inside. Art therapy bridges the gap between words and emotions and puts the inner wisdom of creativity to work so you can connect to what really matters- your thoughts and feelings. Your art helps to do the talking so you don’t have to search for the words. No art experience is necessary; art therapy is for everyone.
This is one of the most effective treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR is an evidence- based treatment that empowers people to heal from emotional distress caused by traumatic life experiences, using an integrated treatment approach to support the brain’s natural information processing in moving towards mental health.
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible and resourceful members of their community. Parents learn how to teach their children important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both parents and adults.
Here for you. In-office or online.
Why Online? Your time is really valuable. Being willing to trade it for high quality and supportive mental health care shouldn’t require commuting or taking big chunks of time away from work, school, sports, or family. If in-office therapy just isn’t accessible, you have a permanent address in Nevada or California, a good wi-fi connection and a private space, ask about working online with me! Schedule a 20-minute free phone consultation to learn more.