Licensed Professional Counselor
Being a parent is hard...being a parent of a child with emotional and behavioral issues is harder .
Are you worried about your child or adolescent? Children with emotional stress often act out at home and school. At home your child may be irritable, aggressive and defiant. Your child may seem angry and lash out at others. Some children may withdraw or appear lethargic. Your adolescent may refuse to talk to you or participate in activities he or she used to enjoy. Some adolescents experience thoughts of suicide or do things to harm himself or herself. You may feel hopeless and not sure how to help your child. If this sounds familiar, I can help
Licensed Professional Counselor
  1. “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”
    Kay Redfield Jamison (professor of psychiatry)
  2. “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”
    Friedrich Froebel (founder of the concept of kindergarten)
  3. “Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.”
    Abraham Maslow (psychologist)
  4. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
    Plato (Greek philosopher 427–347 BC)
  5. “Enter into children’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.”
    Virginia Axline (psychologist)
  6. “Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit”
    Alfred Adler (psychologist)
I have experience working with children and adolescents with these same issues. Often your child or adolescent has experienced a traumatic event or is just having difficulty navigating a life change such as divorce, death of a family member or adoption. I can help your child or adolescent identify their feelings, communicate their feelings to others and learn coping skills. Your child will be able to use these skills in the future when faced with difficulties.

Serving children and their families in Nashville, Tennessee

Office location in Bellevue

​2 miles off I-40

125 Belle Forest Cir, Suite 206
Nashville, TN 37221