Play Therapy, Parenting Support, Social Skills, Teens, School Support. Judi has completed 150 hours of post graduate Play Therapy Training and meets the required supervision for becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
Judi's passion for helping children and families is deeply rooted in the belief that each person holds the solutions to life's challenges within themselves. Through compassion and understanding, she works to empower families to reach a deeper understanding of one another and discover how to appreciate their individual differences as they journey through life together.
Judi has been developing, administering, and managing programs for children, adolescents, and families for over 20 years. Her passion for these populations began as a research assistant studying Attachment and parenting at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work with children over the years in child-centered settings has helped validate her view of each child as strong, capable, and resilient- rich with wonder and knowledge. The resiliency of people and the natural inclination to heal and grow drives her work with people. She is intrigued by at the way children process experiences in a way that is beyond words and cognitive understanding. Through the therapeutic relationship, she aims to be a supportive adult for children as they journey through life and be an empathetic agent as they navigate social interactions, build relationships, and help their parent by building a secure attachment and meaningful connections.
Education B.A. Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas M.Ed. Counseling, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, Texas