What's your job title at AVP and how would you describe what you do here?
I am a Child and Adolescent therapist. I provide therapy to youth in the counseling center and at 3 different schools during the week. During Covid-19 I am seeing clients through telehealth. I use play therapy, sand tray therapy, motivational interviewing and talk therapy. I also communicate with parents and school personnel on client progress.
Why did you decide to get into victim services?
Previously, I worked as a school social worker in Camden, New Jersey. In Camden, I worked with students who were survivors of various types of violence and trauma. I found this work very rewarding and wanted to work for an agency that specifically focused on healing people who experienced violence.
What part of your job means the most to you?
I absolutely love working with children and adolescents! I am committed to client growth and helping children and families heal.
Is there anything you'd like to focus more of your effort toward as you further define your role here?
I am currently working towards my clinical license and getting fully certified in play therapy.