MKC-Counseling - Wichita, KS

Adoptiion Social Work Service - Home Study

MKC-Counseling - Wichita, KS

Adoptiion Social Work Service - Home Study
MKC-Counseling - Expertise

Expertise

I am a licensed School Psychologist and Licensed Master Level Social Work (currently under clinical supervision, which helps guide my work). My specialty is working with infants & toddlers, children, youth, adults and families who are experiencing difficulties due to attachment related trauma and children who have difficulties with self-regulation.

  • Education Specialist in School Psychology-Wichita State University, 2007
  • Master of Social Work, Clinical Track-University of Oklahoma, 1998
  • Master of Education in Educational Psychology-Wichita State University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Social Work-Wichita State University, 1992

I have over twenty-five years of experience working with children and families and experience working in the field of adoption, including domestic infant adoption, international adoption, and adoption through foster care.

I hold additional training or certificates in the following:

  • TIPS-MAPP (Foster/Adopt Preparation)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Within Our Reach (Marriage)
  • Certified Youth Mental Health
  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Intervention
  • Certified Play Therapist
  • Theraplay® Level 1
  • Trainer of Sunshine Circles (via Theraplay®)
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Practitioner

With over 25 years’ experience in the areas of adoption, family services, military families, inpatient and outpatient mental health, and the education setting, I have a unique understanding of the needs of children and families.