My name is Judy and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. I’m a graduate of Regent University’s Master’s Program in Community Counseling. I’ve always known that I wanted to work with children therefore I obtained a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential from the Association for Play Therapy. Since very few children can talk about their problems or what is bothering them, the use of play therapy allows them to play things out. Play, for children, is often their form of communication and way of learning. For more information about play therapy, click Why Play Therapy. In addition to play therapy, I utilize other expressive therapy techniques (such as art and sandtray), emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) techniques. I also incorporate parents and siblings in the therapy process, after all, a child is part of the family system.
In my work with adolescents and adults, I utilize an integrative approach to therapy depending on the needs of the client. These approaches include what I’ve mentioned above in my work with children but also cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques.