Welcome! I’m excited to be part of your journey as together we explore your life story, examining the events that have made you uniquely you. Telling your story, owning your story, and using your story will produce change in yourself and the world around you.
One of the best things to know about mental health is that it is not dependent on how good or bad all the moments in our life are. What is important is how we hold, organize and make sense of each of our life experiences. When we can learn to tenderly embrace all that makes us who we are–accepting the reality of the tragic while keeping our hearts open to the beautiful–we learn how to live a life full of power and purpose.
For the last two decades I have specialized in the art of Play Therapy, working with children who are experiencing life challenges such as divorce, grief and loss, OCD, separation anxiety and behavioral challenges. I work with parents and families, teaching skills you can use at home to connect more deeply and joyfully with your children.
Teens face intense stressors from multiple sources–pressure at school to perform above grade level, demanding athletic competition, challenging peer interactions, as well as family changes and transitions. Having someone in their life who is outside the hubbub of home, school and sport to teach them stress management skills and ways to navigate intense emotion, has benefits that reach far into their future.