"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Fred Rogers
You may be seeking support with challenges you are having with your child or that your child is having personally, in school or socially. I'm happy to work with any family constellation and any background. Your hopes and needs will inspire our work.
I use non-directive, directive and sand play therapy when working with children. Given that younger children's brains are in a process of development and many of the more complex cognitive skills don't develop until later, play is the most effect method of learning to solve problems and process emotions or issues.
As a school counselor I worked with families, teachers and children. I discovered I love counseling children and facilitating family wellness. I have trained as a synergistic play therapist, a person centered play therapist and in sand play. This kind of counseling is very unique, or at least different than we understand how counseling is for adults. It involves skillful play, creative problem solving, learning communication and self regulation skills, and sometimes relationship development on the part of parents, teachers or the larger community.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I offer a thirty minute phone or in-person consultation for us to decide if we want to endeavor together.
I respect all aspects of people including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political affiliation, age, religion, body shape, size and ability.