MA, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Associate, NCC
Supervised by Mandi Meléndez, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
Are you wishing your child came with an instruction manual? The parent-child relationship is how children come to understand themselves and the world and is what parents most want to get right. So, when children struggle, parents do, too. My goal in counseling is to help children and parents build on the love and strengths they already have, learning new ways to interact, communicate, and solve problems.
My experience and philosophy both tell me that children do well when they can. And when children feel better, they do better! I use therapeutic play involving parents to address behavioral and emotional issues for younger kids. Older children and teens do well with a combination of creative and cognitive/mindfulness approaches. And I work with every family to implement positive parenting practices, develop collaborative problem-solving skills, and strengthen attachment bonds at all ages.
- MA in Professional Counseling
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
- Play Therapist
- National Certified Counselor