Since 1996, I have been providing counseling to children, teens, parents and adults. I have a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling (1996) from the State University of West Georgia and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2000. In addition to my professional license, I am a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. My work experience includes: private practice, community mental health, schools, juvenile probation, and inpatient care. However, I formed my own private practice in 2004. Early on in my experience, I began extensive training and supervision in providing play therapy for children and teenagers. This includes using specifically selected toys, Sandtray/Worldplay, art, puppets, music, drama and more.
I have a special interest in treating trauma (abuse, neglect, loss, domestic violence, accidents, chronic medical issues, or other events). I also work with families with adoption and attachment issues. In addition, I routinely sees children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustments to life changes, divorce, anger management, behavioral problems, and ADHD. Periodically, I offer child/parent relationship therapy workshops for parents. This training teaches parents how to use child-centered play therapy techniques at home to improve bonding and attachment relationships.
I also offer counselor supervision and consultation for those that are seeking licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and/or becoming a Registered Play Therapist by the Association for Play Therapy.