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While working to obtain my license in clinical social work, I worked with children and families as a foster care case manager with a St. Louis area organization. I gained a tremendous amount of insight, respect, and empathy for the children and families I worked with who often had a deep traumatic history.
After obtaining my clinical license, I dedicated nine years of my work to helping treat and prevent child abuse and neglect by providing individual and family therapy at a successful St. Louis area non-profit organization. I have also worked with children, teens, and young adults who have been exposed to various types of trauma, experience anxiety, depression, attachment related disorders, ADHD, challenging and/or disruptive behaviors, difficulty regulating emotions, and more.
My experience has also included several years supervising licensed clinicians and licensed Masters level social workers and many more supervising graduate students pursuing a Masters in Social Work.
I started Butterfly Effect Counseling & Consulting LLC in June 2018 to continue helping as many individuals and families as possible by providing compassionate, quality, confidential, and unique therapy services.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2008
Training and Certifications:
Internationally Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinician (PCIT)
Level One & Level Two Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Missouri Rostered Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinician (TF-CBT)
Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT)
Modular Approach to Treating Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Conduct (MATCH)
Skills for Academic and Social Success
Motivational Interviewing (SASS)
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Masters of Social Work 2005
Bachelor of Social Work 2002