Hello, I'm Trilby. I work with children, adolescents, and families in regaining their strengths in the midst of life's obstacles.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Spartanburg, SC
Supervised by Kelly Kennedy, PhD. LMFT/S, RPT/S
I am trained in the Basic level of Accelerated Resolution Therapy. This therapy uses sets of eye movements to help clients replace negative sensations associated with memories, with more positive sensations and less destress. A.R.T. is an evidence based therapy and can be used with recent and past traumatic events. Learn more about how A.R.T. can help you by visiting https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/
Through the power of play, a child can process many concerns within themselves, and the world around them. I am passionate in using play as tool to help children discover hidden strengths, process stressful events, connect their emotions and thoughts with their behaviors, and to fight worries and doubts. I have taken many trainings and courses focused on play therapy techniques and theory, and I am currently working towards my Registered Play Therapist certification.
As an LMFT-A, I am trained to view the family as a cohesive unit. Some of our issues and concerns derive from our closest family relationships; at times they may cause us more stress than security. I see parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and even multi-generational family relationships, and help process communication patterns, power hierarchies, family rules/roles, and past trauma and conflict. My goal is to aid a family towards a state of peace.
The teenage years can be one of the most confusing and challenging points in a person's life. I have counseled adolescents both in individual and group sessions. I use both psycho-educational and experiential techniques to help adolescents discover their true potential. I aid adolescents with developing assertive communication skills, struggling with family conflict, self-esteem growth, dealing with anger, self-harm/depression, and anxiety.
Good parenting builds an engaging and encouraging relationship with a child. I am passionate in helping parents overcome obstacles that may be negatively influencing the parent-child relationship; and creating a structured relationship that increases attachment. I am certified in the STEP parenting program and currently offer parenting groups at EMERGE Family Therapy Center in Spartanburg, SC.
I believe children deserve equal amounts of attention as adults when it comes to mental health concerns. I work with children through the expression of play, a child's true language. I use a combined CCPT and CBTP approach, working with children as young as four years old. I have worked with children dealing with behavioral issues such as anger and ADHD, grief, anxiety, trauma, and different types of life transitions. I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.