Welcome to Beyond Words. I'm so glad you're here and are on the path to complete emotional wellness.
As a teacher for over a decade, I have worked with children struggling to cope with friendships, families, and their own emotional regulation. My classroom was filled with teaching coping skills, tools for regulation, and modeling behaviors to create a healthy environment.
But sometimes there was an essential piece missing for complete emotional wellness- counseling services for children outside of the school setting. About two years ago I made the decision to move in a different direction and become a counselor. From my experiences at the school level I am conscious of what it will take for my clients to succeed in all environments.
The language of children is play and at times the mind needs to express itself beyond words. I use the integration of play, art, and sandplay therapy techniques with clients to support them in exploring and regulating emotions in a safe space. I also integrate yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices to connect the mind with the body. As your child's counselor I will support him or her on the journey towards authentic happiness.
B.A. in Elementary Education- U.W. Stevens Point
M.A. in Education- Viterbo University
M.A. in Counseling- Lakeland University
Internship- CHAPS Academy
Sandplay Therapy Level I
Connection Coalition Trauma Informed Yoga
Growing Minds Mindfulness for Youth
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