Hi! I specialize in play therapy with children and in providing parents with the understanding and tools to help their family thrive.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Altos, CA
Play therapy has been my primary specialization throughout my work with children over 20 years. I've worked in a preschool/Child Development Center for 10 years, in elementary school and in private practice. Play is an essential part of my treatment with children for all types of issues.
I've worked with children of all ages and in many settings - school, preschool, foster care and private practice. I utilize play therapy with young children as well as art and sandtray for all children. I've attended training on ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) for children and youth who've experienced trauma.
My focus has been on children and parents for over 20 years. I teach parenting classes, do parent consultations and see parents for on-going counseling. I believe in giving parents the support they do not often receive and is necessary for things to go well in their family. My training includes being a certified instructor of Parenting by Connection, an attachment-based, emotion-focused approach.