I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Play Therapist Associate with 20 years of experience working with children & parents.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Highland Village, TX
Trauma, communication, boundaries, parent/child relationships, child/sibling relationships, self-esteem & self-worth, challenges with foster children, challenges with adopted children, depression, oppositional defiance challenges, developmental challenges, educational challenges, social & emotional challenges, behavioral challenges, sensory challenges
Anxiety from daily stressors, past or recent trauma, unresolved fears, challenges sleeping, panic attacks, phobias, challenges with over thinking
Challenges with lack of focus, self-esteem & self-worth, communicating with teachers, developmental & other educational challenges, 504 & IEP support, learning boundaries & how to advocate for yourself, obtain individualized skills and techniques to self-regulate in class, etc., learn mindfulness & daily awareness of self including learning accountability and making positive choices
I have completed numerous sandplay workshops where I have gained knowledge and experience regarding specific skills and techniques used in sandplay work. This is a unique experiential process where children (and parents) can freely express themselves through creating a tangible and visible narrative. Sandplay is a great form of therapy for any challenge a client may be facing, especially trauma and communication.
I have years of experience both in the office/playroom and in workshops practicing and applying child-centered therapy. As a child-centered therapist I believe the child knows what he/she needs and I allow them to guide me in the therapuetic process, directing the session only when necessary.
I have practiced play therapy skills and techniques for many years in office/playroom, classroom as a teacher, and in numerous workshops. I am in the Registered Play Therapist program which is an extensive 3 year program to become a fully credentialed play therapist. Play therapy is developmentally appropriate for children ages 3-13ish. Through my experience, play therapy works wonders since children are more expressive and not as cognitive. Children speak through play not talk.