Although needed, the southwestern region of Pennsylvania seems to be lacking in outpatient therapists who specialize in working with children, adolescents and families.
Many children and families, following intensive in-home services, or out of home placements are often left on their own once they are discharged, causing plummeting emotions and behaviors.
More so, individual children, adolescents, and families who do not qualify for, or desire these intensive services are left feeling overwhelmed or powerless to cope with the struggles of their daily life, and feeling as though there is no where to turn.
I decided that I was going to work to try to fill this need in the community for local children and families. I want to be able to provide support and comfort, and a safe place to work through difficult emotions, situations, behaviors, traumas, and life experiences. I want to help parents learn how to engage, interact with, and be present for their children when they need them the most. I want to be able to give children and adolescents a chance to be heard, a chance to express themselves in a way that they need most in order to bring about the greatest amount of healing.