I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2002. Upon graduation, I began providing adult, family, and children’s counseling services in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I quickly became passionate about working with children and play therapy. I continued this path when I moved to Northwest Arkansas and provided school based services in the Fayetteville School District.
I am a client-centered therapist using a combination of gestalt, cognitive behavioral and play therapy techniques. My emphasis is on my relationship with the client that allows for personal healing and growth. I believe all persons including children can move towards wholeness and well being. I believe in the power of play for children! Find out more information about how play therapy can help children by visiting this link.
Credentials and Experiences include:
LCSW in 2004 by the Arkansas Board of Social Work
Masters in Social Work with a clinical concentration in health and mental health, University of Kansas, 2002
Bachelors in Social Work, University of Arkansas, 2001
Internship at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Oncology 2001
Adult and Child Services, Midsouth Health Systems 2002-2004
School Based Services, Ozark Guidance Center 2004-2008
Member of National Association Of Social Work
Member of Arkansas Play Therapy Association
Over 150 hours of Play Therapy Training including
Child Parent Relational Training
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training