This is my 9th year providing individual, family and play therapy at Metis Counseling. I worked for Healthy Families Counseling and Support as an outpatient therapist, supervisor and in-home therapist for 10 years.
I am a registered play therapist – supervisor (RPT-S) trained through the Kansas City Play Therapy Institute. Play therapy is a unique approach to counseling that uses play and structured activities to target a child’s needs.
I obtained my Master of Arts in counseling from Webster University and my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
I have taught at Webster University as an adjunct professor for their Counseling of Children course. I am a Certified Trauma Specialist with credentials through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. For more information, visit their website at www.starrtraining.org/about-tlc. I have been trained in EMDR through the EMDR Training Center www.learnemdr.com.
Previous employment includes service coordination with the Department of Mental Health and Platte County Board of Services. I also managed a day treatment program through Unlimited Opportunities, Inc.
I have two boys, grades 9th and 7th, and have been married 19 years.
This is my 9th year providing outpatient therapy at Metis Counseling. I have worked for Healthy Families Counseling and Support for 6 years as an outpatient therapist, in-home therapist, and targeted case manager providing mental health and counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, and families.
I earned my Masters of Arts degree in counseling from the University of Saint Mary and my Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from Park University.
Previous employment includes case management, group facilitation and in-home counseling with Child Abuse and Prevention Association and Synergy Services, Inc.
I have an 8th, 5th, and 1st grader, and have been married 20 years.
What is Metis?
The name “Metis” is derived from Greek mythology, where Metis was said to be the goddess of good counsel, advice, planning, and wisdom.