Polaris Counseling & Educational Services
Trauma-Focused Therapy, Brainspotting, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness-Based, Client-Centered Therapy,
I am a licensed counselor with over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults as a licensed school counselor, licensed special educator, academic therapist, and Certified Recreational therapist. I have a Master's in Counseling and a Bachelor's in Recreational Therapy. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I am trained in Brainspotting (BSP). Brainspotting is a talk therapy that helps uncover a client's unprocessed traumas through fixed eye positions that link to an area of the mind that retains thoughts and emotions related to trauma.
As a school counselor, I worked with issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce, blended families, death & grief, sexual identity, peer isolation & harassment, physical, emotional & sexual abuse. I also have experience as a
multi-cultural counselor having served as a counselor and learning specialist in an
international school in Seoul, South Korea.
I have extensive experience working with people with learning differences and their families, including dyslexia, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and executive functioning issues. I provide academic therapy and counseling associated with Individual Education Plans (IEP's) and 504 plans.
Stress & Coping Skills
Adjustment & Transitions
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learning Disabilities & Educational Planning
School & Behavioral Issues
Services offered to preteens through adults
Preteens/Tween (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
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Run in that direction."