I work with children and their families to help them succeed socially and emotionally. Children, especially, are impacted by their context. Therefore I work with parents, schools and the child’s immediate community in addition to treating the individual child. I interpret the child’s difficulties through a developmental lens and help the child’s environment make modifications to better support the child’s growth. Because children learn and communicate through play, I use play therapy to enable a child to express what they cannot or will not put into words. Play therapy provides a chance for children to practice and master skills that they struggle with in real life.