Who I Serve
Before working with me, parents often come to me saying, “I’ve tried everything and nothing is working.” Many times parents go to the internet in search of answers to child and family issues but are left feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Does this sound familiar?
My child therapy and parent support services help families in this situation. I help children who are struggling with behavioral and emotional difficulties such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), emotional disturbance, anxiety, and ADHD. I equip children and parents with effective strategies to live happier, healthier lives.
I help families reduce problems such as family conflict by getting to the root cause of the problems, decrease aggression and outbursts by improving communication and coping skills, processing stressful events in a safe and judgment-free atmosphere, and improving family relationships through attachment-building strategies.
I also assist families experiencing various life transitions or stressors such as divorce, trauma, adoption, and/or relocation adjust to the “new normal” with the goal of minimizing the negative impact on children’s well-being. If you find yourself or your child experiencing any of these issues, I am the therapist for you.
Who I Am
I created The Child Therapy Lab to help children and families in Indiana thrive. I truly believe YOU are the expert of your experiences and work with you to create the life you desire for your kids and family. I’m a mom myself so I know that parenting isn't easy. I provide a non-judgemental and person-centered environment for my clients.
I specialize in helping families with children ages 2 to 12 years old. I received my Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) from Temple University in 2016. I have over six years of experience working with children and families to overcome behavioral, emotional, and mental health struggles. I’ve worked in outpatient mental health settings, providing individual and family counseling to clients using Attachment-Based and Trauma-Informed Care approaches.
I’ve received training in various therapeutic approaches including:
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy techniques
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
Outside of outpatient work, I have experience addressing child issues in home and school settings. Clients have thanked me for providing quality support which included improving child behavior, helping children and parents develop new social and emotional skills, fostering better parent-child relationships, and displaying genuine empathy.