I’m a big fan of sensitive parents.

I love working with parents and kids and built my clinical practice supporting struggling families.

In my work as a clinical counselor I’ve realized that the best, most effective way to help children is to help their parents, which is why I’ve created this psychoeducation program. I give you the tools and support to create an evidence-basedeffective intervention for the benefit of your anxious child or teen. We pull in lots of resources so that you feel informed and empowered to support them and yourself! (Because this is heavy work!)

The wonderful parents I work with are highly attuned, thoughtful, and intense parents who are really hard on themselves. Just like their kids.

Ready to go?

Signing up to work with me is easy. You’ll get access to all of the courses and resources and the Live Office hours with the Voxer walkie-talkie app!

And I’m a big fan of sensitive kids.

I always say that every child I saw in my therapy practice was either anxious or angry — and all the angry ones were really anxious.

Anxiety can create a score of behavior problems. Anxious kids may avoid new events, not let their parents out of their sight (even to go to sleep or go to the bathroom), and meltdown if any little thing goes wrong. They don’t WANT to be that way — they just don’t know how NOT to be that way.

If you have an anxious child, you’re probably exhausted, depleted, guilt-stricken and worried. But here’s the good news: It’s NOT your fault and there IS help.

My masters is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. I am trained in the SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) method, and Exposure Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have post-grad certification in Infant-Toddler Mental Health from Arcadia University, and completed the certification training for postpartum mood disorders through Postpartum Support International.

In the past 30 years I’ve been:

  • A preschool teacher
  • A school age site director
  • A family case manager at a women’s shelter
  • A parent educator for the Oregon State Extension Services
  • An editor for a national parenting magazine
  • A clinical counselor in private practice
  • An adjunct professor at Ohio State in the Human Development and Family Studies department

In my personal life

My husband and I have two now grown children (that’s Maddi and that’s Noah), one of whom has struggled with anxiety. They have informed and inspired my work in many, many ways and have generously given me permission to share my parenting stories (successes and failures) with you all!

Besides forcing my family to listen to show tunes with me, my favorite things to do are read, run (slowly but surely), and go see movies that pass the Bechdel test (and some that don’t)

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