Lindsay brings years of experience working with children, adolescents, and schools to The Sibley Group. She has both broad and specialized training experience including approaches in trauma-informed therapy, attachment work, and parent-child relationship engagement. She goes above and beyond in her work to help children and adolescents with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Lindsay believes that the foundation of the therapeutic process begins with a trusting, supportive, and accepting relationship. She makes it a priority for her clients to feel safe and comfortable as they explore themselves, their relationships, their thinking patterns, and their experiences. Lindsay creates safe spaces for children and teens to look within and be the best versions of themselves through the counseling process. She develops strong connections with both parents and child/teen clients.
Lindsay works with children and adolescents who have behavioral concerns, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, peer conflicts, challenges in school, social skill deficits, ADHD, and other issues. Through a relational and positive approach, she incorporates talk therapy, play therapies (directive and non-directive), art therapy, relaxation strategies, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has worked in public and therapeutic school settings, providing individual and group therapy, parent coaching, crisis intervention, behavior management, and advocacy for special education accommodations. Lindsay is a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, and uses this video-based curriculum to help parents increase their understanding of their child’s needs, enhance feelings of security, and support their child in regulating their emotions. Lindsay works collaboratively with parents and the school to help identify and implement positive ways of intervening and supporting the client in order to help promote growth in all settings. She believes that working as part of a team yields the best results for the client.
Lindsay is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the District of Columbia and a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland. She received her BA in Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University and her MSW at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.