I grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. As a child, I benefitted from working with a therapist when my parents divorced. Talking and playing with a therapist helped me to feel understood and identify coping mechanisms to use when life is hard. As a young adult, I worked as a nanny and summer camp counselor (the best summers ever). I went to undergrad at Ohio University and then moved across the country to Walla Walla, Washington where I served two years in AmeriCorps. There, I worked with youth with many risk factors that impacted behavior and development. This prompted my interestin learning about the dynamics ofour attachment relationships with caregivers and how it relates to brain development. I wenton to study Social Work and Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health at the University of Washington.
Since then, I have worked in Early Intervention, community mental health, and the foster care system. I have experience providing developmental guidance, family, and individual therapy. I have trained professionals and parents on stress, trauma, and brain development.
I feel passionate about helping adults better understand kids, and acting as a bridge to mend relationships when behavior can disrupt the connection. I enjoy supporting parents in the hardest job they will ever have- raising children. I am pretty animated and silly and have been told most of my life that I have a gift for connecting with children.And, let’s be real…getting to play at work is pretty great.
My Eyas Landing
Working at Eyas is unique in that I have the privilege to work with professionals from a variety of disciplines, learning and collaborating together for children and families. Humans are complex and rarely can one intervention or one type of professional meet all our unique needs. When we collaborate, we learn new skills, broaden our perspectives while also benefiting from comradery and peer support.
Broaden my toolbox for supporting children with ASD diagnosis and their families.
Learn DIR Floortime intervention.
Continue to evolve as a social worker, therapist, anti-racist ally, and human.
Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.
Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.