Play Therapy / Mental Health Services for Children, Adolescents, & Adults

Bio

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How Therapy May Help You

In a world that has become so fast and unpredictable it can be hard to feel connected; we can even feel disconnected from ourselves. With friends and family we may hold back, knowing that each of them holds their own worries and pain. In my work with individuals and families over the past 20 years I have seen that there is great power knowing that even one person really listens and cares. 

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Hope Starts Here

I specialize in helping individuals find their strength and tap into their wisest self to find their own answers to life's challenges. I teach skills to build self-confidence, manage stress, strengthen relationships and cope with depression, anxiety, and substance use.


I am told that my direct communication style helps others speak more freely with me. I give each person space to explore and grow from their deepest pain and inspire their greatest ideals. Give yourself the gift of reaching out and together we can find your strength. I look forward to working with you!

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Training and Expertise

  • Years in Clinical Practice: 17         
  • Graduate School: State University of New York at Albany
  • Degree: Master of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1999         
  • License: Clinical Social Worker
    • Missouri #2014007196
    • Illinois #149.017866

Expertise:

Depression         Anxiety                  Anger Management

Divorce             Behavioral Issues       Emotional Disturbance 

Grief                Coping Skills            Life Transitions    

Stress               Self Esteem             Substance Use

Parenting           Peer Relationships      

Play Therapy        LGBTQIA+ Youth and Adults


I work from a Person Centered framework focusing on each individual’s inherent capacity for healing. While working toward my credential as a Registered Play Therapist, I utilize Play Therapy under the supervision of Amy Brown, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S and Sarah Lehman, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S. 


Out and proud supporter of LGBTQIA+ individuals and families.