Childhood is tricky to navigate. Emotions are big. Self-regulation is little. As a child therapist, I use play therapy to help children develop the skills they need to thrive. I use evidence-based therapeutic interventions that promote resiliency, learning, and creativity on a cognitive and neurological level. I base my work on current research supporting attachment, neuroscience, and responsive parenting. Working with little ones requires me to offer a lot of parental support. Beyond the work I do with children, I work very closely with parents and caregivers to help them understand child development and parenting through each stage. I also work a lot with new parents, helping them understand the emotions and changes that follow bringing a new baby home. I often find that parents really want to help themselves and their child, but they just don’t know how.