Play Therapy and Parent Support

 

High-quality, integrative counseling for children with social, emotional, or behavioral challenges and developmental differences.

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Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing child counseling in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been helping parents and children navigate tough situations and difficult emotions since 2013. My counseling is personalized, brain-based and attachment-focused with an in-depth assessment process. Take a look around my site to find resources, to learn how I can help children and families, or to contact me directly!

 

Hoping to get help? Let’s talk!

Thanks for investing time in learning about my counseling services. The fact that you are here is proof that you care deeply. You are doing your very best with the resources you have, and you deserve all the love and support for that. I am here to help, to listen, and to believe in you! As a parent myself, I know that we are all trying to help our kids, even when emotions get the best of us, when our limits are tested, and when it feels like things may never get better.

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What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is an evidence-based counseling service which takes into account the developmental and emotional needs of children. It’s effectiveness has been measured with children with a variety of concerns including developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral challenges, child sex abuse, developmental delays and differences, and changes in the family including divorce, a recent move, birth of a sibling, or moving to a new school.

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A Nurturing, Brain-Based Perspective

As a child therapist, I blend my experience in interpersonal neurobiology, infant mental health, developmental psychology and behavioral health to treat a wide range of behavioral and relational concerns. I believe that my holistic approach to connection with each person creates lasting healing through connection between brain, body, and relationships.

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Who I am

Whether you are seeking help for your little one or for yourself, it helps to get an idea of who your therapist is and whether they would be a good fit for you!


Plan Your Visit

I share space with the amazing  Portland Pediatric Acupuncture . When you see their sign at 1703 SW Clay St, you’ve found me! Come in and have a seat right here in my waiting area! I’ll come greet you at our appointment time. Please note: unfortunately, this facility is not currently ADA accessible-there is a small set of stairs leading up to my door.

I share space with the amazing Portland Pediatric Acupuncture. When you see their sign at 1703 SW Clay St, you’ve found me! Come in and have a seat right here in my waiting area! I’ll come greet you at our appointment time. Please note: unfortunately, this facility is not currently ADA accessible-there is a small set of stairs leading up to my door.


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Resources and Recommendations

From anger and aggression to autism spectrum disorder, sensory kids and fears and phobias, to name a few, you’re probably here to search for answers. These are booklists from cutting edge research in all things infancy, child development, sensory processing, and neurobiology as well as parenting and the power of play