I’m pleased to bring my unique balance of experience, expertise, and training to my new private practice, Butterfly Beginnings. Believing all behavior is purpose driven, I work with parents and children to find alternative ways to meet social and behavioral needs. Since 2013 I have been a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist 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 certified in Adlerian play therapy, a certified Synergetic Play Therapist (graduation May 2021), 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, 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.
Sound like someone you would like supporting your child and family? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.