In 2002 Jeanne completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree at University of Phoenix: she completed her Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy degree in 2011.
When she learned about play therapy, and saw the multiple ways a therapist could use the tools of play therapy to help children heal, she became passionate about learning this type of therapy. Jeanne has completed approximately 200 additional hours of training, often traveling to various locations in California.
Training topics included sand tray, attachment theory, puppetry, and art therapy. Play therapy is useful in child and family therapy and in helping adults work through issues from childhood.
She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and is working toward being a Registered Play Therapist with over 200+ hours.
For general therapy, Jeanne uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Virginia Satir model of therapy helping clients work toward wholeness and healing. She has experience with using relaxation techniques to help clients diminish anxiety.
Jeanne was a hospice volunteer for ten years and worked as a patient advocate(prior to her getting her MFT degree), with the children’s bereavement camp, and with grieving adults. In the past, she worked as a respite worker providing in-home care for special needs children under the supervision of a local children’s home. Currently, she volunteers at Renown Regional Medical Center with her Certified Therapy Dog as a pet therapy team. She and her dog, Gracie, provide extra comfort and support to the patients at the Medical Center.
Jeanne’s interests reading, gardening, cooking, outdoor activities, and family. She is passionate about helping others. Jeanne is the mother of five children, step-mother of three, and grandmother of nine. Jeanne is the mother and grandmother of twins. She resides with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.
She has lived in the Reno area since 1980, relocating from California.
Services: Serving children and their families plus individuals. Specializing in play therapy and work with children. Animal assisted therapy available with certified therapy dog. Cognitive behavioral pain management, healing from domestic violence and sexual assault are included in the topics therapist is familiar with.