Personal Goal: I work with parents, teachers and professionals to help them understand the impact of stress and trauma on children, in order to build compassionate, healthy relationships.
My purpose is to work with parents, caregivers and professionals to nurture and enhance their knowledge and skills in building healthy strong relationships with their children, students and clients.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania, a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP.) I have a Bachelors from Elon University in Psychology and Human Services, a Masters from West Chester University in Social Work and play therapy education from Temple University.
I am passionate about coaching and teaching individuals about the importance of healthy relationship, especially parent/child attachment. As a psychotherapist, whose roots are in the Contextual Family Therapy Model and Attachment Theory, I have been working with children, adolescents and families for more than a decade. Specifically, I work with parents, caregivers and professionals to assist them in their understanding of child development, mindfulness, the impact of developmental trauma and the neuroscience behind all of this.
I am an experienced professional with a comprehensive background in clinical knowledge, clinical application, training, organizational development, and leadership coaching.
Bridge to Connection, LLC is built upon the principles of Trauma Informed Care. All aspects of the work encompass ensure psychological safety, empowerment, cultural competence, building resilience and trust, while applying my relational and academic knowledge. These elements foster collaboration, connection and growth for our partnership.