The team at Attachment and Trauma Therapy provide a warm, positive and family-oriented style, allowing children, teens, and families a safe place to work through their challenges. Our areas of focus include adoption, attachment, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, sensory processing disorder (SPD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), selective mutism, and trauma.
Our therapists use the latest research in play therapy, neurobiology, trauma, and attachment theory to inform our treatment. We draw from experts in the field including Dr. Bruce Perry, Dan Siegel, Karyn Purvis, Heather Forbes, Ana Gomez and Dan Hughes.
Play and playful interaction always undergird therapy to create a sense of safety that allows a child or teen to feel comfortable processing their challenges in life whether they are struggling with hard emotions like anxiety or depression, family conflicts, or other mental health issues.
We believe collaboration with parents is essential for the child’s healing. At our office, parents will be informed every step of the way. Parents are often invited to participate as a therapeutic presence for their child. The deep, emotional connection between the parent and child can be a powerful agent for healing. At times, it may be appropriate for the child to meet with the therapist individually. In such cases, the therapist will provide general updates on progress while maintaining the child or teen’s privacy.
Kathleen McCarther, LMFTPronouns (She/Her/Hers) LMFT, I have spent more than a decade refining the necessary skills to facilitate relational connectedness. I acknowledge and support the lived experience of everyone. I am committed to navigating many familial issues such as bonding/attachment, conduct disorder, school adjustment difficulties, single -parenting, relationship conflict, societal bias, and loss of affirmations. As a […]
Sarah Rothwell, LMSWSarah considers it a privilege to be given the opportunity to walk alongside families, children and adolescents on the road toward healing. She desires to meet clients, no matter where they are on their journey, and create a comfortable and safe environment where they feel heard and understood. She believes that sessions should be fun […]
Emily Scott, LCMFT, LMFT, CPTComing from a playful perspective Emily loves to help children and teens find their self-worth and express their true feelings in ways they can understand and be understood.
Emma Higgins, LMSW, CPTEmma creates an inviting space for all ages to safely process their past experiences, present challenges, and future goals through play, conversation, and connection. She approaches her work with individuals through a strengths-based lens and She believes, as Garry Landreth states, that “toys are the child’s words, and play is their language.” She uses this framework to guide her work with children and focuses on the role of the family to promote healing and growth.
Rene Thomsen, LCPC, RPTRene loves being a therapist because of people’s extraordinary ability to learn, change and grow, even during the most daunting times. Whatever your needs may be, she is here to offer support.
Hanna Meigs, LPCHanna's passion for therapy comes from loving to hear stories. Every person has a story to tell and she believes people first need to feel heard and seen before real growth can happen. Hanna's goal for therapy is to walk alongside her clients and provide the support they need to be the best version of themselves.
Audra Jenkins, LPCShe/Her pronouns. Audra has worked with a wide age range of clients, even prior to working as a therapist; she has worked mostly with children and teenagers and their families/guardians. Audra enjoys incorporating play, humor, and authenticity to foster feelings of safety.
Bailey Jacobs, LPCBailey views counseling as an opportunity to meet individuals where they are at, at any stage of life, on any kind of day. In each meeting with a client, she seeks to create a space for clients to feel safe, seen, heard, and understood. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Bailey is dedicated to helping […]
Alyssa Roberts, LMSWAlyssa is dedicated to helping individuals process all challenges at any stage of life. Alyssa has worked with several age groups prior to working as a therapist; she has mainly worked with children and their families, as well as young adults. She desires to create a welcoming and comfortable environment to promote real growth for […]
Andrea Stark, LPC, PLPCAndrea views therapy as a place to feel safe in processing difficult emotions. She is most passionate about working with children and with challenges that parents face. She believes in meeting clients where they currently are mentally, emotionally, and oftentimes spiritually. Andrea received a bachelor’s degree in ministry and her master’s in marriage and family therapy from […]
Kaitlyn Holman, LMSWKaitlyn is passionate about providing children and families a safe space to process emotions and work through challenges. She strives to create a positive therapeutic environment where clients feel heard and understood. Kaitlyn is dedicated to helping clients recognize and utilize their strengths to cultivate growth and meet goals. She believes it is a privilege […]
Beth Beeler, Student Intern TherapistBeth feels honored to sit with children and families in a space where they are able to share their life’s journey and enter the work of healing and restoring relationships. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and families as a special education teacher and is so excited to be able to […]
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