Bambi is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional who’s been working in the mental health field for over 12 years, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults in trauma, anxiety, and relationship and attachment issues. She has a wide range of experience and training in treating mood disorders, grief and loss, divorce and adjustment issues, self-esteem issues, anger and aggression, ADHD, and behavioral issues.
Using an integrative approach to therapy, Bambi blends evidence-based techniques to meet your needs. She is open-minded, genuine, non-judgemental, and passionate about helping others, believing in the healing and growth within the therapeutic relationship, and the importance of being seen and heard.
Bambi received both her undergraduate degree and master’s in social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), has completed the Play Therapy Program from Heartland Play Therapy Institute, and received certification as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S).
Bambi also has training in expressive art techniques, sand tray, theraplay, child-centered play therapy, CBT, and mindfulness. Bambi will be certified in EMDR next year, has specific training in EMDR, attachment, and ego states, and is enrolled in the somatic experiencing program.
What would I say to someone considering therapy or counseling for the first time?
Therapy creates an element of vulnerability that can be both rewarding and courageous. It serves as a safe place, provides an opportunity to learn new skills, and allows us to own our story. Brene Brown states that “vulnerability is an emotional risk, exposure and uncertainty is the most accurate measurement of courage”.
What I like to do for fun:
I am a lifetime learner. Enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with my family. I also love to read, cook, listen to music, and watch movies.