Upon obtaining my B.A. in Social and Cultural studies I began exploring passions in alternative medicine, organic gardening and world travel. When I returned to the United States, I started working with children with emotional difficulties at a day treatment center. This led me to a career in psychology. In 2006, I obtained my M.S. - Applied Psychology and have been working in community mental health and private practice for the past eight years. In 2009 I completed authoring and independently published a children's wildfire healing book, Shadowchaser of the Siskiyous. I obtained my LPC in 2011. I consulted as a Child Developmental Specialist with Head Start from 2015-2016. Currently I am working on expanding my knowledge and use of Gottman Couples Therapy.
Areas of Focus:
Trauma * Parenting * Child Development *Coupled relationships * Grief * Anger* Sexual abuse/assault * Mood regulation Asperger's/Autism * Depression * Family Harmony * ADHD and ADD * Attachment issues * Self-harming behaviors *Adult, adolescent and childhood anxiety/panic
Areas of Expanded Training:
Family Constellations and Systems, Nonviolent Communication, Gottman Method Couples Training Level I, Trauma-Focused CBT, Parent-Child Play Therapy, Attachment, Sexual abuse, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Couples Therapy, Neuropsychology, Trauma, Child Development Theories: Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics