Substance Abuse Counselor
Mental HealthTherapy for Children, Adolescents,and Adults for the following issues:
Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness
Addictions and Substance Use
Family and Couples Therapy
Other Issues not listed
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
Mindfulness based Psychotherapy is a therapy that uses meditation techniques to calm and focus the brain. Evidence suggests that mindfulness practice can facilitate permanent positive changes in the brain.
Sandplay Therapy is a non-verbal therapy developed by the Swiss Jungian Analyst Dora Kalff to facilitate child therapy. Frau Kalff learned that this form of silent non-verbal therapy can help the adult in working through issues in what is referred to as an analytic process. Initially Frau Kalff developed the treatment for children, she quickly realized this is a therapy which is very effective with adults. I have found this therapy to be very powerful for adults in recovery from substance abuse and in dealing with the effects of trauma. When doing Sandplay Therapy the individual selects miniatures from the collection of miniatures provided by the therapist in a space created to do this form of therapy. The person then places the miniatures in a tray containing wet or dry sand. Doing this therapy allows the person to express what is unspeakable in a safe container.
"Sandplay is a non-verbal, nonrational form of therapy that reaches a profound preverbal level of the psyche"
"deep in the unconscious there is an autonomous tendency, given the proper conditions, for the psyche to heal itself."
The Sandplay Therapy Process Images Of The Self, Estelle L. Weinrib
Play is the language of children. Children express themselves through play, art, and other forms of creativity. It is hard for them to work through their troubles with language alone. My office provides a setting for children to play and express themselves with a sense of safety and protection. Play Therapy has long been the standard for counseling children.
Master of Science-Guidance & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor-WI
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor