I use child-centered play therapy integrated with expressive art therapy because I believe that to help children requires using their own language and taking care to communicate within individual developmental parameters. I’ve had training for children and parents including trauma-focused CBT, gender-affirming play therapy, parenting amidst the pandemic, trust based relational intervention, child-parent relationship therapy and am working towards certification as a Registered Play Therapist.
The benefits of nature on mental and physical health are well documented and are the reason I offer outdoor therapy. My approach is through a “walk-and-talk” which can mean a stroll through a park, walking a trail, or hiking– whatever level of comfort a person may have and want to pursue. Incorporating sensory experiences into therapy is a great way to access and integrate languages that are not available with words.