ABOUT ME


Parents and teachers who know me say I am uniquely gifted at communicating with young clients, resulting in a faster resolution of issues. For over 20 years, I have helped children, youths, and families in both the public school and private sector.

My specialties include goal-oriented play therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I am also a therapist and certified instructor in Choice/Reality Therapy.

Because I worked extensively in the public school system, I know how to collaborate with educators, groups, and parents to address a wide spectrum of student problems and needs. I develop solutions that are workable.

Over the years, I have learned that many issues can be resolved in simple, creative ways. This is where skill, expertise and innate talent often produce benefits that are measurable and long-lasting.


EDUCATION and CREDENTIALS

   - National Board Certified and Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor

   - Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

   - Certified in Choice/Reality Therapy with the William Glasser Institute

   - Instructor and Therapist with the William Glasser Institute

   - Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Sarasota

   - Masters degree in Education and Specialist in Guidance and Counseling from West Georgia College 

   - Undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University

   - More than 15 years in private practice


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

   - American Counselors Association

   - Association for Play Therapy (APT)

   - Georgia Association for Play Therapy (GAPT)

   - William Glasser Institute

   - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society