I have been interested in adoption work since I was a teenager and volunteered in orphanages in Asia. Over my career, I have experience in the foster care system in Tennessee and in Georgia. I gained valuable clinical experience providing in home services for teenagers and their parents and working with children in psychiatric residential treatment facility. I work with a private adoption agency to conduct home studies and postplacement supervision. I am passionate about the issues that surround adoption- grief & loss, attachment, trauma and addressing the behaviors, thoughts and feelings that stem from these experiences. I work to ensure that individuals from each side of the adoption triad are educated on adoption. I create a safe space for individuals or couples to explore the confusion that comes from adoption. With children, I use my training in child-centered play therapy to connect with children through play. I would love to talk to you more about how I can help you.