I work from a relational, psychodynamic, family-systems, and trauma-informed perspective. I integrate Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics into my assessment to help find ways to better support clients where they are at rather than where they are expected to be. I incorporate play and art into sessions with children as needed. I have experience working in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse IOP programs as well as an Intensive Residential Treatment Program for child and teens who struggle with keeping themselves safe enough to live in their homes. I have been trained extensively in how important it is to understand family histories. Even events that seem subtle on the surface can alter interactions and perceptions over the years, causing patterns in ourselves and our own families that we may not be aware of. I have enjoyed working with children, teens and their parents, biological or adoptive, in navigating their "stuck" ways of interacting.