Child Therapy Trainer
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One of the main components of therapy is to provide a safe environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. My office is specifically designed for teletherapy play sessions with children and is also easily transformed into a space comfortable for adolescents and adults. For more than 10 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral and emotional challenges. My professional experience consists of working in a variety of settings including residential, in-home therapy, and outpatient settings. My clinical areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, autism, childhood developmental disorders, trauma, and impulsive behaviors. Other professional accomplishments include: developing a play intervention program for children with autism and developmental disabilities and teaching college-level courses in Psychology as an Adjunct Instructor.
I believe therapy is a highly individualized and personal experience. I utilize a broad range of evidence-based modalities to help assist clients through their journey to mental wellness. These treatment modalities include person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child development, and play therapy. My background in social skills training has provided a strong foundation for my work with children and adolescents. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University. I continued my education at Chestnut Hill College and completed a certificate in trauma studies, as well as, post-graduate studies. I am OutCare certified as culturally competent in the care of the LGBTQ+ community.