Play Therapist - Building Stronger Relationships Through Play
How Can I Help Your Child and Your Family?

I am a counselor in the St Louis area.  I specialize in working with children.  As a counselor, I work with children of all ages.  I work with a variety of issues to include: ADD/ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Reactive Attachment or RAD, Postraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, oppositional defiant disorder, and stress.  This website provides further information regarding the issues I work with, treatments I offer, and services provided.

What To Expect?

When you call, you will speak with me.  I will answer any questions that you have about my practice and my treatment approaches.  I will ask you some initial questions, such as your name, contact information, and what prompted you to call.  Then, we can schedule an appointment, or you can schedule an appointment at the bottom of this page.

At your first visit, I will have you complete a consent for treatment and a facesheet.  Or you can download this forms and bring them to your first appointment.  I will review this information with you and ask you and your child questions regarding various aspects of their life and issue(s).  Some questions that I ask include:
  • Who is in your family?
  • Do you like school?
  • What do your friendships look like?
  • Do you have any medical issues?
  • Do you have any problems with any emotions (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger management issues, etc.)
  • Any situational stress?
Additionally, I may have you complete some additional questionnaires regarding your child and yourself.  If you have a younger child, I may want you and your child to participate in a play therapy assessment.  This assessment involves you and your child alone in a room.  I have six to seven tasks for you and your child to complete.  I am not in the room and I videotape the assessment.  I review it later and give you feedback at a future session regarding this assessment.  
Generally, it takes 1 to 3 sessions for me to develop some type of treatment plan.  I will then share this plan with you. If at any time, you have any questions, feel to free to ask, email me, or contact me on the phone.

I accept the following insurances:  Aetna, BC/BS (Anthem), Cigna, Coventry, GHP, Aetna BetterHealth (formely Healthcare USA), Home State, Horizon, Magellan, and United Behavioral Healthcare.

Counselor Office Waiting Room at my Counseling Practice in St Louis
Office Waiting Room