I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a credentialed Play Therapist with over 9 years of experience working children and families.
I have a deep respect for a child’s ability to solve his/her problems and I give children the opportunity to do so. I specialize in child-centered play therapy, sandtray therapy and cognitive therapy. I have helped children, adolescents, families and adults cope with the experience of grief and loss and trauma. I have helped clients work through identity and self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and family relationship problems.
In previous positions, I led a school-based mental health team, and my team and I provided behavioral support services and case management to over 400 children and families during my tenure.
I have presented on school-based mental health at The Center for School Mental Health National Conference and the Mental Health Association of the District of Columbia, and I have led child-centered play therapy trainings at National Center for Children and Families and District of Columbia Public Schools.
Additionally, I am a volunteer clinician at the William Wendt Center's Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin, a summer camp program that provides recreation and grief support groups for children.