GET THE MOST OUT OF LIFE
PLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
Play is the language children use to communicate their experience of the world. It is also how they explore emotions, choices, behaviors and consequences. Play therapy encourages children to bring these explorations to life, to integrate and understand their world, and to heal from difficult life experiences.
I specialize in working with children with complex trauma, sensory integration issues, and those who have experienced challenging life events.
About Synergetic Play Therapy ™
Synergetic Play Therapy is a child-directed model of play therapy.
With the ability to lead the play and the support of a safe, respectful relationship with a therapist, children gain greater insight into their internal world of emotions and bodily sensations and greater insight into the perceived challenges in their world. As the therapist teaches emotional regulation techniques, such as naming emotions, breathing, bilateral stimulation (like squeezing or patting her legs), and body awareness, children begin gaining access to alternative ways of handling life situations.
“Synergetic Play Therapy™ (SPT) is a cutting edge model of play therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, areas that are often un-addressed in many current play therapy models. Often referred to as “the new paradigm of healing in play therapy,” Synergetic Play Therapy™ is the first researched informed play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment/attunement, therapist authenticity, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness/mindsight and more to get to the heart of the healing process for children (and the therapist!).”
Anxiety & Depression
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS
You’ve worked hard to get to where you are. Perhaps you have many of the things that you always wanted: a good career, a supportive relationship, a family, a home, and yet… life is still hard.
Or maybe you don’t have those things. Maybe you’ve been struggling your whole life, trying to pull yourself up, to make things better, and maybe it has gotten a bit better, but… life is still really painful. I get it. And I’m here to help.
For people who have a history of trauma, or a series of difficult childhood experiences, finding a sense of well being and happiness can be tough. The things in life that other people seem to take for granted can be very difficult to reach.
I want you to know that the path to a better life is available; I know the way. Held in a safe, caring and professional relationship, I will be your guide to creating the life that you want to be living, free from the limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck and hurting. Working with me you will go beyond the challenges you are seeing now to really get at the root of the issues, creating real change, and real healing, and setting you on the path of the life you truly want to be living.
GUIDANCE & INSPIRATION
I am passionate about helping parents recognize their own deep parenting wisdom, and about supporting them to be the parents they long to be. Working with me as a parent coach, we will explore the challenges you are currently facing as a parent, and work towards strategies and approaches that will support both you and your child move towards the relationship and home life that you desire.
I’m happy that you’re here because today is the day things start to get better.
I’ve helped many adults, just like you, to:
Heal from childhood trauma, allowing freedom of choice in life.
Foster the ability to trust and build meaningful relationships.
Discover or recover a sense of life purpose, and the capacity to fulfill it.
Learn to navigate life’s challenges from a place of strength, trust and safety.
I've helped many children and families, just like yours, to:
Handle the stress and life changes that arise from major life transitions, loss, parental separation and divorce and other traumas and challenging life experiences.
Develop new skills and capacities to handle big emotions and challenging behaviors.
Nourish and support positive, healthy relationships between parents and children.
Address the emotional impact of sensory integration issues and other neurological challenges.
Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder CO
License Number LPC.0016293 with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist
Therapeutic approaches and influences include mindfulness based transpersonal psychology, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Somatic Psychology, Synergetic Play Therapy, Gestalt therapy, attachment theory, neuropsychology, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, dream work and depth psychology.
Experience working with adults suffering from trauma, complex PTSD, attachment disruptions, adverse childhood experiences, anxiety and depression.
Experience working with children who have experienced parental separation and divorce, sexual abuse, parental loss, and familial disruption as well as behavioral issues, difficulty with school, anxiety, depression, sensory integration issues, Tourette's Syndrome, Autism, AD(H)D, and OCD.
Trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body based approach to working with trauma
Specializing in supporting adults and children to reclaim their lives from loss, trauma and adverse experiences.
Why I Chose to Specialize in Trauma Recovery
My specialty and passion are working to help heal the hearts and lives of people who have experienced trauma or difficulty in childhood, whether you are an adult today, or an adult seeking support for a child in your life that is hurting and struggling. If this is you, you are in good hands.
Like you, I share a personal experience of childhood trauma. I understand much of the road you travel and can uniquely help you through your recovery, not only because of my own experience but also because I devote most of my time to researching and learning the most effective ways to help and support you.
I provide a safe space and a healing environment that support people just like you to move through their challenges and to live happier and more fulfilled lives.
Give yourself or one that you love the gift of support, healing, and transformation to a happier life. If you reach out today, you are making a commitment to yourself. You are telling yourself that you are important and you matter.