Play Therapy with Children, Working with Military & First Responder Families, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, PTSD, Anxiety & Depression
Justine believes that LIFE, like therapy, is about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, and embracing growth by allowing yourself to learn new things that will help you develop new behaviors and thinking patterns. She believes everyone is capable of change, acceptance, and growth when provided with adequate resources, support, and the necessary tools.
Justine is passionate about taking an integrative and holistic approach, using play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. She focuses on trauma-informed, experiential, and person-centered techniques to treat the whole person and ensure that therapy is collaborative and uniquely personalized for each client. Her whole person approach allows her clients to have an optimal environment for expressing thoughts and feelings, and for effectively meeting challenges associated with anger, anxiety, ADHD, Moral Injury, and PTSD.
Justine received her Bachelors of Social Work from Adrian College, MI and her Masters of Social Work from Michigan State University. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has advanced training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, and PTSD. She also obtained a Combat Veteran Certificate while in her Masters Program, and hopes to continue fostering her passion in working with Veterans, Active Service Members, First Responders, and their families.
Connection is important to Justine and she has a passion to connect with people in meaningful ways. At the end of the day, she’s only human. Her passions include wrestling, dogs, traveling, physical activity, and loving wholeheartedly.
“Whether you’re looking for your child or for yourself, I would love to become a part of your life journey” -Justine