I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a unique background that allows me to take into account the whole child, the family, and the brain and body in order to best meet your needs.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#T1450) in Portland, OR specializing in working with children and families. I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and in DIR/Floortime therapy, a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to working with children, especially those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensory processing differences. The work that I do with individuals, families, and parent-child relationships is influenced by interpersonal neurobiology and current research on attachment theory and mind-body integration. I love supporting parents and families as they confront new diagnoses or work through new challenges that come with with each stage of development.
Education— Portland State University: Infant Toddler Mental Health, 2018-2019
Registered Play Therapist, in progress
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, 2013
Volunteer work — Faculty: Play Strong Institute at The Center for Connection