Welcome to my professional blog! I am glad you are here.
Since this is my first entry, I thought it would be helpful to introduce myself on a personal level. My future blogs will include resources or research that you can use for support on your journey.
My journey to private practice began after years of working with my own children, who have been diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. When I made the decision to pursue graduate school, I remember distinctly thinking that parents need a champion. They need someone to help with understanding how their child is wired, ways to help their child, and resources that may improve their child and their family’s functioning. At the time, I had just finished navigating through the public school system, community organizations, and several doctors’ visits (e.g. psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical professionals). I worked hard to provide the best for my own family and knew that I wanted to walk with others to support them on their journey.
Fast forward to today, I have gained expertise in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, & Academic Disorders, etc.) and mood disorders and effective ways to assess and treat these difficulties. As an added benefit, I have become proficient in strategies to assist parents through their own “gremlins” who have made them feel like they are not enough to handle these challenges. I have worked with many clients and helped them build “strong roots” which has sustained them through difficult times. I am grateful for my personal and professional experiences and am honored to have helped so many others on their own journey.