I’m pleased to bring my unique balance of experience, expertise, and training to my new private practice, Butterfly Beginnings.
Since 2013 I have been a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor since 2014.
I attended the University of Iowa and earned my undergraduate degree in psychology and Social Work in 2001, when I also began my career. For many years I worked with children in their home settings, providing direct care while also mentoring parents. In addition, I provided services to teens in residential treatment settings.
I obtained my graduate degree in Social Work at The University of Iowa in 2011. I have worked in a therapeutic capacity in schools and office settings. Along with the credentials above, I am a registered clinician with the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children and a certified AutPlay provider. I have attended trainings in EMDR, Adlerian Play Therapy, Theraplay, Synergetic Play Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy.
When I am not in the office or play-room, I can be found reading a book, spending time with family, or watching a sporting event.