Hello and welcome! I’m Ms. Celeste. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.
My private practice focus is to work with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. I have experience with mood and behavior disorders, anger management and school issues, sensory deficit disorder, and social development and attachment issues. I work with individuals struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder [AD/HD, ADD], Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD], anxiety, depression grief, loss, crisis and trauma. I hope to be of service to you or your child.
I believe we all have the potential to be happy, healthy, successful, amazing human beings. Everyone can discover their 'best self' with support, education, and training. You are so much more than your fears or your past. I'd be honored to be a part of your journey to your 'best self'.
Your therapy, your insight, your journey, your best 'you'. I will be there for you every step of your journey. My treatment modalities are primarily person-centered and solution focused in order to help you meet your goals in the shortest time possible. I will ask you to make a commitment to yourself as this is, after all, why you're here. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. When you look at your 'world' right now, what do you see? What would you rather see?
A Play Therapist is someone who is specially trained to help children who have some kind of trouble or problem in their lives. The job of a play therapist is to help children who are hurting on the inside make their hurt a little less painful. Because we play to do this, a play therapist is able to help children to understand their feelings a bit better. Children’s problems can feel smaller when they understand themselves better and can cope with what life brings. It might take a little while, but in the end children will feel ready to say goodbye and will be able to manage on their own. This might feel hard but the Play Therapist will help with this.
In 2016 I trained to become an EMDR
(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. This treatment approach, which targets past experience, current triggers, and future potential challenges, results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers. EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and many other international health agencies. This powerful psychotherapy approach has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.
[see EMDRIA.org for more information].
Who are you? Who can you be? What do you really want? Can anything really hold you back but you?
Adolescent Child information packet (pdf)Download
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What is EMDR for adults (pdf)Download
What is EMDR for kids (pdf)Download
What is EMDR for Parents (pdf)Download
What is EMDR for teens (pdf)Download
What is Play Therapy (pdf)Download
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EMDR Consent (pdf)Download
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