Lily believes that one of the most necessary pieces of therapy is feeling seen and understood, so finding the right therapist for you and your child is an important step toward healing. Lily's goal is to help you and your child get past stuck points to establish a sense of well-being by creating a space where you can work through the tough stuff while saving room for playfulness and joy. To do this, she uses a blend of play, family work, and child-centered therapies, and it is not unusual to leave her office with a prize from the treasure box and funwork (her lighthearted alternative to homework).
Lily has experience working with children and adults across the lifespan. Most recently, Lily worked with children ages 5-12 as a clinical school social worker. Having spent the last few years of her career in schools, Lily is keenly aware of the concerns affecting children and families. She is drawn toward helping caregivers and children establish secure and trusting relationships. She is well-versed in treating children experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, behavioral challenges, family transitions, and attachment difficulties.
When not working, Lily can be found walking around one of Minnesota's beautiful lakes, enjoying a latte, or working on a never-ending list of craft projects. She is actively involved in the Twin Cities play therapy community and welcomes any opportunity to volunteer with animals. She is the proud cat parent of two adorable and opinionated felines: Alfie and Amelia Bedelia.
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Utah - Salt Lake City
Master of Social Work, University of Utah - Salt Lake City
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota: License # 29838
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah (LCSW): License # 8785881-3501
Mind Body Bridging - Level 2 Trained
Theraplay - Level 1 Trained
Post-Graduate Training in Positive Psychology
Currently pursuing Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential
Edward Okazaki Memorial Award For Achievement and Promise in Gerontology University of Utah College of Social Work Publication: How Interprofessional Education is Changing the Shape of Complex Care
KSL News Publication: Refugees get help finding their professional footing in Utah
Services Offered at Sentier: Child/play therapy for children 11 years old and younger, family therapy, group therapy and workshops.
Lily works with individuals across the spectrum of age, race, gender, ability, and sexual orientation.