Lydia is a clinical social worker who provides treatment in a private practice setting. Lydia’s work includes providing therapeutic guidance for individuals struggling to feel connected in the context of a healthy relationship(s). Lydia also provides consults and ongoing therapeutic support to parents and caregivers related to challenges within the parent/child dynamic.
Lydia graduated in 2004 with a Masters of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University. Lydia’s career has included working in the field of protective services as a family service worker, outpatient treatment in children’s mental health, crisis intervention worker providing emergency room assessments, single session and brief therapy services. She was liaison for the community adolescent mental health beds and provided therapeutic intervention for adolescents discharging from the community mental health bed assessment program. She worked as a specialized outpatient treatment provider for families impacted by intergenerational trauma.
Lydia’s career has also included training professionals in Theraplay®, a model from attachment informed therapies. Theraplay is modeled after the healthy interaction found in a securely attached parent/infant dyad. Lydia has been a presenter at the International Theraplay Conference in Chicago, IL (2016) and the International Pathways to Resilience IV in Cape Town, South Africa (2017).
Lydia is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Lydia incorporates Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) strategies, mindfulness and intuitive practices, while utilizing interpersonal relational theories to inform her practice. As with all attachment informed modalities, Lydia strives to be sensitively attuned, intuitively and consciously present, responsive and regulating to set the foundation for feelings of “felt safety.”