My goal is to create a warm and interactive space where you feel safe to explore and overcome the life challenges you are facing.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is approved by the American Psychological Association for the treatment of PTSD. It is also highly effective for those who have had distressing experiences that are still impacting daily functioning but there is not a diagnosis of PTSD.
I have completed foundational certification in Theraplay - a parent-child attachment enhancing play therapy. The program also builds parenting confidence and positive parenting techniques. Theraplay has been used with children on the Autistic Spectrum and who have been fostered or adopted for many years. The treatment program is typically 18-25 weekly parent-child sessions and periodic parent-only sessions. Please enquire if you would like more information and I would be glad to email a handout.
Full training in EMDR and specialized training in child and adolescent EMDR training to level 2. Use of EMDR with adults, adolescents and children since 2012.
Completion of 2-year Post-Master's training in Play Therapy. 15 years of experience providing non-directive play therapy with children ages 3-12 yrs old.
I have worked with children and young people for over 15 years across multiple settings including schools, outpatient mental health clinics, adoption organizations and in private practice. I have extensive training in child-centered therapies and am passionate about working with children by speaking their language using play therapy, EMDR for children and Theraplay, a family-based play therapy to strengthen and build the parent-child relationship.