Hello students and families!
I am the school social worker here at King Elementary and this fall will
be the start of my 5th year at King.
I serve as the link between school, home, and community and work with
students one on one or in small groups to build skills to help students reach
their full potential. I am also
available to help families with obtaining necessary resources within the community.
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and have
worked in the children’s mental health field for over 13 years. At King Elementary I use this expertise to
provide support to students who may be struggling with anxiety, depression,
grief, self-esteem, peer conflict, anger management issues, etc. I run a trauma counseling group called
Bounce Back each semester to help students with developing coping skills to
better deal with stressful life experiences that they may have had (ie death of
a loved one, parental incarceration, witnessing domestic violence, homelessness,
etc). If you feel like this is a group
that your child could benefit from, please reach out for more information.
My past experience includes working as a therapist in an
elementary school setting, providing in-home therapeutic intervention to
children ages 4-21 and their families, and providing therapy to teenage boys in
a residential setting.
I graduated from Webster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology in 2006, earned my Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008, and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2011.
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