I have almost 20 years of experience teaching, supporting and empowering kids of varying backgrounds.
As a nanny, I was introduced first hand to the ins and outs of typical childhood development and also aided in supporting kids with developmental delays, high functioning Autism spectrum, behavior issues that affected both home and school life, divorce, and blended families.
After undergraduate school, I taught in preschools. I first started at a Montessori school and then found my niche in Waldorf where I partnered with a parent to create our own preschool. For 5 years I was the lead teacher and was responsible for the day to day care of the children and their families.
For the last five years, I have served as a facilitator and trauma counselor for youth at The Amala Foundation at different retreats and summits around the world.
I work mostly from an attachment- based perspective which means I examine the natural development of children and their relationship to key figures in their lives, mostly parent/child dynamic.
I have a unique, honest, creative and playful style of helping kids/youth. I see kids at my play therapy office at Plumeria Counseling Center where I am set up with art, games, books, toys and sand tray. In using these tools children often feel safe and comfortable exploring big topics quickly.