Compassion for others and wanting to help is why I am a therapist. Seeing my clients grow stronger and succeed makes me love coming to work.
Social Worker in Wichita, KS
I was the program manager of the adoption exchange for the state of Kansas. I have extensive knowledge, training, and experience regarding the challenges families and children face before, during, and after the adoption process. This is especially relevant in regards to children who come from hard places and are adopted from foster care.
I have worked in the social services field for over 10 years, almost exclusively with children and families. Being an adolescent is hard and their are experiences are different than those of adults; particularly when it comes to the experience of trauma. It's important that these clients are treated by someone who can understand their experiences. Luckily for me, I also have teenagers in my home who make sure I don't forget the every day issues of they face.
I have several years of experience as a foster care worker, foster care supervisor, and therapist to children in the foster care system. I am knowledgeable regarding the unique set of issues associated with being in the system. I regularly treat children with trauma associated with being in care, as well as the trauma associated with their lives pre-foster care.