Girl by the Lake


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. 

Curious Girl


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

  • Aggressive Behavior 

  • Outbursts

  • Nightmares

  • Excessive shyness                                         


  • Self-esteem

  • Empathy

  • Consideration

  • Cooperation

  • Patience

Family Time


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.