Master of Social work from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998 Washington Licensed Independent Social Worker #LW00006674, since 2001 National Association of Social Worker #885817973, since 1996 Association of Play Therapy member, since 2006. I just became certified for play therapy supervision, March, 2018.
I have been a licensed therapist since 2001. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. My areas of focus are family problems, mood and behavior management, parenting skills, crisis intervention, trauma, and victims of abuse. I utilize numerous social work interventions including cognitive/behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and play therapy. I also provide anger assessments for adults and older adolescents and school violence assessments. I have been providing supervision to social workers who are working towards state licensure.
I offer services designed to help people to identify goals and to access your internal strengths. Together we can concentrate on the steps needed to meet your individual and/or family’s goals. I believe that each of us has the inner strength and resources to accomplish our life goals. I help people use their internal and external strengths, offering suggestions and alternatives to help facilitate growth. I urge you to make most of the planned activities, appointments, and assignments, including active involvement on your part and full participation of all those who are involved.