I have over 20 years’ experience in clinical practice, with specializations in diagnosis and treatment of individuals, children and families, groups, parenting, forensics, military issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental, behavioral and mood disorders. I specialize in Trauma Focused Assessment and Therapy, individual, family, and group therapy using evidence-based practices including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children.
I founded and developed Safe Care LLC to help meet the needs of children and families in rural Missouri, and I have been awarded a federal grant to work with local communities and government agencies to identify children 5-18 who have been affected by the opioid crisis/substance abuse. In addition to EMDR and TF-CBT, our evidence-based practices also include comprehensive substance abuse assessments for parents, individual trauma-informed therapy for parents, individual and family skill building groups for parents and children with a nurturing parent-substance abuse perspective, family therapy with substance abuse perspectives, case management coordination, referrals to collaborating agencies, and after-care support during, and post, family reunification. The aim of this program is to create an all-encompassing family treatment program that addresses issues and barriers facing children and their parents who abuse opioids and other illicit substances. This will ensure that child victims, and their families, of the opioid epidemic are given the best opportunities for systemic treatment and success.
My broad range of professional experience allows me to effectively teach others to overcome challenges and improve their skills. Promoting lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.
Connect with me today so we can talk about how I can help you. I work with ages 4 and up. Contact me at [email protected] or at [email protected] .