Kids who need the most LOVE will ask for it in the most UNLOVING ways.
— Russel Barkley


People do better when they feel better about themselves.  I aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for children and families to be able to work through their struggles, both big and small. As a therapist that specializes in working with children and teenagers, I utilize the people that are most important in that child's life to bring about change in a sustainable way.  This means that while I'm a "Child Therapist" I require family/caregiver participation in our sessions; I believe that children are mostly likely to positively change when they feel supported by the ones that mean the most to them in life.  

When working with adults, I approach individuals as a part of their family system, larger environment, and place, as I believe that where we come from and who we are around now inform our current state of being. 

My goal is always to work myself out of a job.I aspire to help clients and families feel more confident, competent, and back-on-track quickly so they can go on and live life.

Common areas addressed in therapy:

  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Significant Life Changes/ Events
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem/ Concerns about Self-Image
  • Counseling specifically for Teenagers and Adolescents
  • Foster/Adoption/Kinship
  • Suicidal thoughts or Self-harm
  • Family Conflict 
  • Trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, violence, accidents, losses, etc.)
  • Social Isolation
  • Parenting Skills 
  • Difficulty at School/In the Community
  • Explosive behaviors

What kind of Individuals & families come to therapy? 

  • Individuals and families where one or more member is experiencing one of the above mentioned areas.
  • Parent's who are navigating the challenges of parenthood, co-parenting, and working parenting difficulties.
  • Individuals and families going through seasons of change and transitions.
  • Blended families who are navigating new roles.
  • Families and children who are who are navigating foster care, adoption or kinship care.