I specialize in working with kids to heal, cope and transition through the rollercoaster of childhood through play. Play is the natural language of children and toys are their world! Through a variety of expressive and creative modalities kids feel safe to share and process their concerns related to siblings, friends, parents, school, low self-esteem, fears, stress, and sadness. Throughout session kids practice different mindfulness techniques, healthy coping skills and effective communication to ensure they are top of mind when frustrations return outside the office. I work with kids as young as 2-years-old and often through middle school age using play therapy techniques. With young children, parents are included in sessions early on to practice the new limit-setting language and to observe the play therapy process as I role model the language.