From a child's play, we can gain understanding of how he sees and construes the world--what he would like it to be, what his concerns are, what problems are besetting him.
~Bruno Bettelheim

Enter into children's play and ​you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.  

​~Virginia Axline

​​​​I work with young children and their parents to help address the following issues: 

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • grief and loss
  • giftedness issues
  • temperament challenges
  • attachment ​and relationship issues
  • early childhood and infant mental health​
  • parenting concerns​
  • ​developmental guidance
  • support for parent-child relationship


Young children most easily express their feelings, thoughts, expectations, and inner experience through play rather than verbal communication.  My approach combines play therapy with infant mental health principles as part of the overall therapy process.  I work to create a partnership with parents in understanding their child's internal world more fully in order to foster connection, increase communication, and enhance the parent-child relationship.  

​I also work with adult clients to help them gain more understanding about the feelings, thoughts, and the underlying meanings of their behaviors within the context of relationships.  With this increased understanding and self-awareness, clients are better able to make positive changes in their lives.  Therapy sessions can be scheduled at my office or via secure, HIPAA-protected video technology.