Being a child or teen in today’s world is tough, and so is parenting! Although the world is changing fast, the needs of children and teens remain the same as previous generations. Children and teens need to feel love, security, and value. When children, teens, and young adults are having difficulty managing emotions, regulating behavior, and lacking a strong sense of self, it is often necessary to seek support. Parenting support and training is an integral part of my practice. I have been providing individual and family therapy to school-age children to young adults in Raleigh since 2001.
As a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, I have expertise in providing children an opportunity to benefit from play therapy interventions. Adolescents and young adults benefit from a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and expressive therapies to address issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship problems.I specialize in adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, and divorce. I partner with parents to help their children understand and communicate their feelings, regulate their emotions, and celebrate their uniqueness. I support teens and young adults helping them to implement strategies to improve their emotional, academic, and social well-being.