Licensed Professional Counselor
Art therapist, Artist, Perpetually learning, always making things. I love snacks.
8514 SE Stark St
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2017
I work with creative kids (of all ages) to find problem solving skills, curiosity and hope for their relationships and their futures. Humor is an important factor for resilience, and making things makes us feel better. Being seen, heard and acknowledged is a big part of healing.
Your thoughts can change your brain. Understanding how your brain, your breath, and your thoughts affect your feelings and your mental health. Mindfulness is the key to that understanding.
'No one is an island.' Children and adults all navigate their own mental health in the context of family. Without support for the whole family, real change is unlikely to occur. I work with the whole family to support positive effectual change for the whole system.
Sometimes words don't adequately convey our experience. Sometimes what happened to us happened too early for us to be able to put words to it. Art Therapy is a way to integrate those memories and feelings in a way that helps manage the emotions and experience in a way that words sometimes fail.
Many symptoms that indicate mental health issues, can also be considered a reasonable response to a chaotic system. Persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and other vulnerable people may be experiencing anxiety or depression in response to the dominant culture and their daily experience with micro-aggressions and oppression. I'm here to help normalize this and support you.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence based practice that provides support to parents as they navigate challenging behaviors. As the parent, you are the greatest support to your children. My job is to support you in supporting them--parenting is hard work, and we all need all the help we can get.
Kids and teens have specific needs in therapy. They're facing increasingly complex and challenging situations earlier, and more frequently. They also don't always have the verbal skills to adequately explain or identify their inner struggles. We can use art, games and movement to help kids begin to create a vocabulary for noticing and labeling their feelings.
So many challenging behaviors for kids (and adults!) stem from anxiety. If we can identify the source of anxiety, and observe it without judgement, we can find ways to manage both the anxiety and the behaviors connected to it. I work with you as a 'detective' to begin noticing patterns and beliefs related to anxiety, so you can find strategies that support you and your family.
Families are a source of support and reassurance, but also a source of stress and conflict. Too often, family stress is a primary factor in anxiety and depression. I can support stronger family relationships, and effective strategies for problem solving.
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