Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
n my professional work with children and family, I have found that children and parents love to have a space to be heard and express what is truly going on for them. My goal is to create this space. I believe that children are able to express what is happening for them; it is often in a language that adults can learn to hear and understand. I work using a collaborative and relational model including the child(ren), parents, teachers, etc.
When working with children, I often use play therapy and sandtray. Additionally, when supporting parents, I often use Positive Discipline philosophies. I also can assist parents in being their child’s advocate with and at schools, in meetings and more. From a school administrative perspective, I can provide observations at schools (pre-schools) and provide consultation with school personal on a large variety of issues and concerns.
I studied business and psychology in undergrad at Louisiana State University and went on to receive my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edwards University in Austin to become a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor(LPC-S) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Supervisor (LMFT-S). I have worked exclusively with children and families for over eight years. My experience includes working in school environments, in-homes, and in agencies counseling individuals, groups, parents, and families. I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.