" When Words are not Enough" art
therapy is a treatment based on strengths and interests to address concerns. Conducted through art-making and story-telling,
art is seen as a language and viewed as self-talk, bringing insight to beliefs and behaviors, while empowering children beyond
My focus includes working with the families of children and adolescents who present with a variety of presenting
challenges including students who have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental disorders, coping with a serious
medical condition such as cancer, and those who are experiencing grief and loss issues because of the death of a parent, sibling,
friend or another significant person in their lives.
I am a certified trauma therapist (CTT), using the Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR)
protocol developed by Drs. Louis Tinnin, MD and Linda Gantt, ATR-BC. I specialize working with children and their
parents of military families.