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Hi! I'm Casey. I'm the Mom of 2 kids and a mini-schnauzer. I work full time in a public school helping children with social, emotional, and behavioral needs through the use of expressive arts therapy and mindfulness practices.
I'm super passionate about helping kids and I combine my unique background in expressive arts therapy, nursing, and mental health counseling with my studies of herbalism to take a truly holistic, mind-body, whole-person approach when working with others. I have a longstanding interest in mind/body medicine and I'm passionate about helping people reach their highest potential through the use of the healing arts, complementary, and alternative/natural therapies.
My Background in Social Emotional Learning
I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric settings, group homes, outpatient mental health, elementary, middle, and high schools. I hold registrations as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), a Registered Nurse (RN), and a Licensed School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker.
I love to write and I am the author of the following 3 social-emotional learning books:
Skills for Big Feelings: A Guide for Teaching Kids Relaxation, Regulation, and Coping Skills
Social-Emotional IEP and Treatment Plan Objectives: S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning Made Easy
Let's Talk About Friendship: A Guide to Help Adults Talk With Kids About Friendship published by DK.
Some of My Favorite Things
I love being creative, spending time near the ocean, in nature, or at a concert. I am really passionate about all of the arts, music, and creativity. I love to travel, read, and drink coffee!
In my spare time I enjoy a lot of crunchy things like plants, herbs, gardening, and essential oils.