I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and play therapist living in Austin, Texas, and I am also licensed in the District of Columbia where I lived for many years. After earning a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University, I did post-graduate training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have experience conducting psychotherapy groups with children, adolescents, and adults, including in a hospital setting, and individual psychotherapy as well. My play therapy expertise comes from working at the Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness in Rockville, MD, where they specialize in training clinicians in attachment-based play therapy for individual children and for parent-child pairs. I specialize in early childhood mental health and work with kids from infancy to young adulthood, specifically with families experiencing divorce, children who have suffered early trauma, and gender-variant children and teens.
I have specialized experience and training in the following:
- Parent-child, attachment-based play therapy
- Circle of Security Parenting Program (Registered Facilitator)
- Mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety and depression
- Psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children and teens
- Group therapy