Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Undergraduate: BA Psychology from DePaul University
Graduate: MSW with a
Concentration in Child and Family Practice
from Illinois State University
Child Residential Treatment Center
Adoption Preservation Family Therapist
Employee Assistance Program Counselor
School Based Clinician
Adjunct Instructor at Illinois State University
My approach to counseling and therapy services is inclusive and collaborative built on trust and respect. I believe that everyone's experiences are important and meaningful. With this foundation, I utilize several therapeutic techniques to promote healing. For example, I pull from Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, and expressive techniques to best meet your needs.
I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a leading intervention to address symptoms of Trauma. The VA has identified EMDR as one of the most effective interventions for helping veterans manage trauma symptoms. Learn more about tradition EMDR here or call to see if EMDR might be a good method of treatment for you. I have training and experience in adapted versions of EMDR designed specifically for children that have experienced trauma and children with attachment deficits. Through individual and family therapy, we can utilize EMDR to assist your child in overcoming these difficult experiences.
Children process their experiences and emotions through play. This is also how an important means of connection and trust to their caregivers. Theraplay is an effective intervention for building trust, attachment, and self-esteem between a child and parent. To learn more about Theraplay click here or call to receive more information.
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) aims to address the difficulties that arise when children experience abuse, neglect, or other trauma that impacts their felt safety. This intervention is best used to help parents meet their children's need as a result of these experiences. However, the principles of TBRI can be applied to all different families to improve emotional well-being, physical regulation, and mutual trust. I have helped many families apply these principles and techniques to assist their children and family in functioning in a more healthy and joyful manner. To learn more about TBRI visit Texas Christian University's site here.
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