I specialize in working with children and families struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. Many of my younger clients have difficulty with bedtimes, meltdowns, screen-time management, anger, and/or using their words to express their feelings. Older clients may struggle with coping with their feelings in age-appropriate ways, social skills, and/or academic achievement. In our sessions, I use a brain-based and solution-focused approach to shifting family dynamics and building positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change for children and families in the home and school settings.
I have a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Developmental Risk, and am currently in supervision to obtain my LPC. I am trained in neuropsychology, trauma-sensitive therapeutic intervention, EMDR, CBT, and PBS. I use age-appropriate methods to teach clients about the brain and help plan effective solutions. I am also the founder of the Loop Center for Social and Emotional Development, a local resource for communities and schools supporting the need for trauma-informed practices.
Asking for help is difficult, especially during this time of isolation and uncertainty. I hope to be able to help you and your family find some peace and maybe even moments of joy during this difficult time.
I have two children, love to be outdoors, and am a huge UVA fan (I’m a triple hoo!). I practice out of the Boars Head Office and am currently seeing clients outside as we play, walk and talk under the trees. You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.