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. In 2017, I became registered play therapist-supervisor (this means I have the experience and training to supervise professionals who want to become registered play therapists).
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 privilege to work with a diverse range of clients and families from all backgrounds and I strive to provide culturally aware services as the cornerstone of my practice.
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, St. Louis Cardinals fan. My favorite players are Stephen Piscotty and The Rally Cat. 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.