My Professional Philosophy:
I believe every child is important and that in life there are fun times filled with adventure, but there are also times of anguish and hurting. I think therapy is a joint interactive process where client and therapist go on a journey together to learn new skills moving the client forward towards his/her goals even when life is challenging. My effort is focused on kindness, resiliency and mindfulness, knowing that children have the strength and ability to heal.
I have been working in the mental health field since 2015. When I joined Family & Children Services in 2015 I worked as a Case Manager with children and adults with severe emotional disorders or disabilities and their families. In the fall of 2017 I took a position as a School Based Therapist. I am currently the School Based Therapist at Washington Writers’ Academy. Before perusing graduate school I was a child care teacher.
I have an eclectic approach to therapy picking the best practice for the desired outcome/goal. I use a mixture of play therapy, art and mindfulness. Play is a medium for children to express their emotions and master their surroundings. Art is a way for children to express themselves creatively. Mindfulness is a way to live in the present instead of the past or future and a skill we can employ when we are flooded/overwhelmed.
BCBS/BCN, Magellon, Priority Health commercial/Priority Health Medicaid, United Healthcare commercial/ United Healthcare Medicaid and all Medicaid’s