I believe I was born to be a Social Worker and I've dedicated the past 15 years of my life to helping clients in a variety of settings.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, FL
I believe that PTSD is the result of memories that have become improperly wired to a traumatic event, often leading individuals to believe that they are not good enough, unlovable, or that they deserved or caused the traumatic event. Using evidence-based trauma treatments, I help my clients attach new, positive beliefs to their memories so that the trauma is no longer a source of pain.
I specialize in working with individuals who experience dissociation related to childhood trauma. I believe that many psychiatric diagnoses are manifestations of early unresolved trauma and attachment trauma. I use evidence-based trauma treatments to heal the inner child and help my clients achieve their goals.
1 in 5 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18 and survivors of sexual abuse are at a higher risk to be abused again. I specialize in the treatment of children and adult survivors of abuse, especially those in the foster care system, and have spent countless hours testifying on behalf of my clients as an Expert Witness in Palm Beach County, Florida.
I am Certified in EMDR and am also an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and trainer for other professionals.
I am a TF-CBT Certified Therapist, an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I am also the Director of a children's trauma program.
I have completed my training, supervision, and clinical hours required to become a Registered Play Therapist.