Mrs. Michelle Obama once said '...we are our children's first and best role models'. I totally agree: my therapy/counseling mantra is 'talk is truly cheap' when raising children to be good citizens that feel good about themselves. Children learn by models, guidance and mastery. My first task as a therapist is building a respectful, safe and positive therapeutic environment where the child/adolescent will feel comfortable sharing his thoughts and emotions. Once this therapeutic relationship is established the child's problem solving and coping skills will be developed leading to his/her emotional health.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, trained and specialized in Children and Families at the highly ranked University of Maryland's School of Social Work. I have worked with most children diagnosis with the child's developmental level always at the forefront of the process.
Evidenced based treatments/interventions will be used depending on the child's emotional issues - working with children and their families in residential homes, schools, privately and foster care with individual, family, and/or groups modalities; Individually with adults experiencing Mood Disorders. Approved Supervisor by the MD Board of SW