"Toys are used like words by children, and play is their language."
"Play therapy gives words to the voiceless and power to the powerless. It is through play that healing can and does happen."
A Bit about Me and my Mission
Growing up in Atlanta, GA. I attended The Lovett School and completed my BS. in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. After receiving my M.A. in Counseling at Denver Seminary, I completed my certification as a School Counselor K-12 at Vanderbilt University. I then went on to complete all the necessary requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Through my experience in private and public schools and in private counseling settings for 8 years, I developed a passion for working with children. My experience in Williamson County Schools as well as at St. Paul Christian Academy has given me a broad understanding of child development and the methods of play therapy. Having two children of my own and 20 years of marriage continues to bring me wisdom as a parent and as a wife.
Through play therapy techniques, my mission is to help develop the heart, mind and soul of children. Sometimes, it is difficult for children ages 3 years to 11 years to express their emotions. They do have the innate ability for resiliency. Empowering them through play, children will be able to heal visible and invisible wounds.
With my unique experience being in the school settings and on administrative teams as well as my private counseling experience, I approach therapy from a comprehensive view. If a family requests, I can bring together all the adults that are influencing the child. Through conferences and observation in the school setting, I will be able to see a thorough view into the child's world.
It is a gift to be a part of each child's life. Through play, I seek to develop the heart, soul and mind of each precious child.