Areas of Special Interest
- Play Therapy (Registered Play Therapist)
- Adolescence (Truthought)
- Child and Family (PCIT, Circle of Security)
- Individual Narrative Therapy (LI, TIR)
- Trauma informed Practices (TIR, TF-CBT, infant mental health)
- Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
See descriptions and links below
Play Therapy –A registered play therapist has expertise through training and experience approved by the national Association for Play Therapy. Child play therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – This evidenced-based clinical practice addresses behavioral difficulties in children between the ages of 2-7 years old. It functions in two phases with the first focused on attachment and connection between the child and their caregiver and the second providing behaviorally based methodology for practical parent interventions.
Traumatic Incident Reduction – Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a brief, memory-based, therapeutic intervention for children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced many forms of stress or trauma. The program is designed to resolve symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and low expectancy of success.
Lifespan Integration Therapy – Lifespan Integration therapy utilizes a narrative timeline coupled with somatic (body) recognition for real time healing from past hurts.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) – TF-CBT is a model of psychotherapy that combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy. Children and parents are provided knowledge and skills related to processing the trauma; managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and enhancing safety, parenting skills, and family communication.
Truthought – Truthought recognizes that adolescents’ behavior patterns reflect their worldview. Negative thinking patterns are identified and positive thinking patterns are taught and practiced in a structured way through this model.
Circle of Security – The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health – There is 50 years of science and research demonstrating the importance and long-term impact of the early years of life and importance of child-parent relationships.