A graduate of Carleton College (BA) and Washington University (MSW), I began working as a social worker in 2002 and started my private practice in 2013. In 2016, I became a registered play therapist.
My professional experience includes working at Special School District as a school social worker in Brentwood, Jennings, Ladue, Normandy, Ritenour, and Riverview Gardens School Districts. It is my greatest honor to work with children and families from the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. All are welcome, all are included.
Currently, I am a member of The Miriam School’s Professional Advisory Board. From 2009-2013, I served as a commissioner of the Missouri Autism Commission, appointed by Governor Nixon. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Play Therapy.
Because of my family, I am a reluctant, but now enthusiastic, baseball fan. My favorite St. Louis Cardinals player is Yadier Molina and my dog is named Yadi in his honor! I also love to knit and have taught several children to knit as a way to meditate and relax. The best part of my work is that I get to witness and support children and families in their bravest moments as they try, do, think, and feel things in new ways, both large and small.