I am a licensed clinical social worker with specialization in serving children, adolescents, and families. I am passionate about meeting children and families where they are, building strong and supportive relationships, and helping children and families overcome emotional, attachment, and behavioral struggles. My professional experiences of working in foster care, school settings, and in infant and early childhood mental health have equipped me to meet a wide variety of needs including trauma, abuse and neglect, anxiety, mood and adjustment disorders, and child behavioral challenges. I have specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and am passionate about bearing witness to children’s trauma experiences and helping them achieve long term healing.
CHILDREN: I care deeply about children, believe in meeting them at their level, and primarily utilize client centered, trauma informed, and play based interventions. I believe in the power of positive, nurturing relationships to facilitate healing, encourage growth, and build resilience. I am passionate about empowering children to feel seen and heard, confident, and joyful so that they can thrive at home, school, and in the community. In practice, you will frequently find me on the floor, immersed in the child’s world and imagination, surrounded by toys, games, and art. I have professional experience working with children impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect, children with special needs, and children experiencing anxiety, PTSD, attachment difficulties, ADHD, and mood and adjustment disorders. I utilize both individual and family-based treatment.
PARENTING COACH: Parenting is hard, and it’s easy to feel stuck and question how best to support children through difficult experiences, big emotions and challenging behaviors. I believe that a safe sounding board and dedicated space to building up one’s parenting toolkit can be pivotal in positively shifting family dynamics. I am passionate about helping parents feel supported, equipped, and empowered to help their children heal and overcome barriers. I strongly believe that parents know their children best, and that the parent-child relationship is one of the most important factors in promoting change and long-term healing. I maintain a strengths-based, non-judgmental approach to helping parents develop strategies that work for their family and increase their parenting confidence.
Personally, I am married and a mother of three young children. I love the outdoors, spending quality time with friends and family, and am a fierce advocate for things and people I believe in.
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Special Education
Masters of Social Work,
University of Maryland Baltimore
Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Education Program
Trauma Education Connection Initiative