Rye understands children “act out” or display anxiety when they need help handling difficult feelings. Rye empathetically provides kids with an engaging, effective way to process feelings, learn new skills, and improve behaviors through utilization of a wrap-a-round approach. Having worked in both schools as well as in private practice, Rye has experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and is committed to collaborating with both families and schools when providing therapeutic interventions. Rye’s ability to integrate and collaborate with the client, family, school, outside providers and/or community is an integral piece to her work and quintessential to help children generalize important skills in a variety of settings and cultivate effective, real-life solutions to behavioral, emotional, and social challenges.
Rye holds Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, and earned her Master Degrees in Social Work and Public Administration in 2006. Rye is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed mental health practitioner. Rye utilizes a holistic approach to treatment drawing from strengths-based and solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma-focused CBT, and family systems theory meanwhile integrating elements of art and play into the therapeutic process in order to strengthen the client’s foundation for a lifetime of well-being.
Child/Adolescent Specialties include: ADHD, stress, anxiety, divorce, emotional regulation, self-esteem, social skills, peer-related concerns, parent-child relationships, and school-related behavioral concerns.