Kathy is a qualified child and family psychotherapist who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). She has clinical expertise in treating general anxiety in children, as well as helping families affected by early childhood stressors including trauma or abuse, adoption, loss, divorce, or maternal postpartum depression. She incorporates play therapy and expressive arts with structured evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
Kathy earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Susquehanna University,followed by her Master’s in Social Work at Rutgers University. She holds a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) through the national Association for Play Therapy (APT), and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) through the International Loving Touch Foundation (ILTF).
Kathy also holds professional affiliations with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), PA Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW), the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
Kathy has experience treating complex trauma in children and families in the public sector and providing court testimony in the family court system. She also has several years of experience in managed care serving as a consultant to treatment providers, addressing quality of care issues, supporting evidence based practice training initiatives, and assisting with program development.
Kathy also has personal experience with being internationally adopted, which has been a large inspiration for her creating her private practice, Healing with Play, LLC.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Impulse Control Disorders
Anxiety or Fears
Child or Adolescent
Loss or Grief
Trauma and PTSD