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.
Let’s build community! Below are workshops I hold locally near Portland Oregon for professionals such as teachers and therapists, support groups for parents and caregivers, and educational groups for special topics like play therapy, the power of play, Autism Spectrum and Highly Sensitive Children. Please contact me if you already have a group you’d like me to come teach for, or if you’d like to join an ongoing group!
This educational workshop is for parents and caregivers! Learn how playing with your child supports problem-solving, regulation, creativity, and emotional intelligence! Parents often feel shy when asked to play with their child, or avoid it at all costs (because let’s face it, we are exhausted and busy!) This workshop is for parents who want to uncover the secret power of play and get insight from an expert on what their children are communicating in play, and how being more playful is building better brains!
Parents, caregivers and teachers alike will benefit from learning the basics when it comes to sensory processing, big emotions, and rigid thinking and planning! Understand how your child’s brain and body impact cognitive, emotional and social function and get some strategies for a more regulated child (and family!).
This intimate support group provides a space for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD and other individual developmental differences to connect, share experiences, and gain resources from each other. Educational component is provided based on the dynamic and needs of each group.
In this group setting, work with other parents and a professional to learn techniques for dealing with everyday parenting struggles as well as brain-based ways to nurture your child’s growth and development. Whether you’re struggling with tantrums, difficulty with transitions, anger, sibling rivalry, or just staying regulated, you will learn how experience can actually change the brain, and practice ways you can foster your child’s brain development, helping the whole family become more balanced and connected.