Meet Our Therapists
Here at the Bridge Center it is very important to us that you work with someone who is able to meet your needs and expectations. Our therapists all have a variety of experience and expertise, in addition to extensive training with children, parents and families. We invite you to get to know all our therapists and make a suggestion who you may feel is the best fit to work with you, your child, or family.
Bridget started the practice with the intention of bringing health and wellbeing to children and their families. She has worked with a variety of issues and challenges, and has found the work with self-acceptance, confidence building, and parents to be the most fulfilling. Personal growth and development is her passion, not only with families, but also in coaching, instructing, and mentoring therapists, teachers, alike.
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Allie has worked with children all of her life, including being a camp counselor, nannying, and a children’s grief support group. She comes to us from Ann Arbor, Michigan where she worked as a social worker with children and families. She has an innate ability to provide a safe place for children to explore their feelings and express themselves for who they truly are. Allie is passionate about using her clients interests to build skills that will help reach their goals.
Jen has a gentle nature and natural passion when working with children that creates a space for present moment magic to occur. She has been working with kids of all ages throughout the years. She has a wide variety of experience ranging from summer camp and nannying to the Natural Highs program with teens. Jen earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Naropa University, with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology. She is passionate about incorporating spirituality & connection to the natural world with development. Her specialty is working with grief & life cycles to empower children and their families to understand what is happening for them on a deeper level, to take their next steps in a safe supported space.
Hannah has worked with children in clinical and home settings for over a decade. From play and behavioral therapy to nannying, her mission stands to create a safe and compassionate environment for all children to be fully seen, heard and recognized. Hannah specializes in mindfulness-based therapy with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her therapeutic focus is to help each child integrate emotionally, physically and mentally so they may live a rich and meaningful life.
Jamie has a warmth and ability to relate to children that has guided her life’s work towards play therapy. From play therapy to working with children in the transitions between foster care, adoption, and reunification with their families, Jamie has developed a deep passion for supporting kids and their families through life’s various struggles. Her main focus in the playroom has been helping children through challenges with boundaries & defiance, emotional sensitivity, aggression, fears & anxiety, and self-confidence. She believes that all children have the ability for growth, emotional awareness, and healing should we simply allow them to explore their emotional experience in a safe, empowering, and therapeutic environment. Jamie is committed to supporting the entire family system so that goals and resolution are reached not only in the playroom, but in your daily lives too.
Giulia is a passionate individual who has an innate ability for understanding and supporting individuals who are considered high risk. Giulia has provided services to foster children and adults with disabilities offering programs such as residential, behavioral health, and employment opportunities. It is through this experience that Giulia has learned to understand the complexities of challenging behaviors and the various root causes that may lead to poor mental health in youth. Giulia is also a mother of two young children, so her passion for families extends beyond her therapy practice. In addition, Giulia is a certified yoga instructor and has 16+ years of experience practicing yoga and meditation. This experience has lead her to further understand some of the physical responses we experience in our bodies which may lead to our current coping and regulation.
Jess has always been passionate about working with children and has an innate ability to meet the child where they are at. From being a pre-school teacher, exercise physiologist for children, assisting clients in meeting health and behavioral goals, working with the behavioral health population, working in school and home settings as a speech language pathologist assistant, and nannying, this diverse background of everchanging environments is how play therapy found Jess. She creates a safe and supportive space for children to become aware of their emotions, be themselves, and continue to grow and connect.
Over the last ten years, Kara has had the privilege of working with children and families in non-profit, school, church, and behavioral health settings. Kara is currently earning her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She is passionate about helping children learn, grow, develop, and connect. Her desire is to provide a safe environment for her clients to process and heal through play.