Welcome! I’m so glad that you’re here, taking a step toward feeling better.
Clinical Social Worker in Chevy Chase, MD
I have extensive play therapy training. With over 120 hours of continuing education and over 35 hours of supervision in play therapy, I am close to attaining the Registered Play Therapist credential. I have received training in Child Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, and play therapy based in Attachment Theory.
I have completed levels 1 and 2 training from the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy and received supervision in AAPT. My therapy dog, Rogue, is registered with Pet Partners and she is an eager and active co-facilitator of therapy sessions.
I draw from different modalities to treat trauma. While incorporating aspects of ACT, DBT, and CBT, I also support clients in learning how trauma shows up in their bodies: understanding Interoception (the "felt sense") and their nervous systems. I help clients to explore their regulation, co-regulation, and attachment patterns and needs to heal from trauma.