Bonny specializes in working with children (ages 6+), and adolescents who are diagnosed with autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression. In addition to her work with children, Bonny also treats adults who have anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, life transitions and parenting skills.
Education and Experience
Bonny received both her Master’s degree in counseling and her Child and Adolescent specialization from Oakland University. Bonny also served as the Autism Spectrum Disorder coordinator at Oakland University, developing support groups for parents and co-facilitating the transitions group for young adults with disabilities.
Bonny integrates Ross Greene’s philosophy outlined in “The Explosive Child” to assist parents and children in structuring life routines that promote emotional regulation. Bonny employs Stanley Greenspan’s “Engaging Autism” assessment and treatment approach, integrating therapeutic play designed to help the child reach the next developmental milestone.
A Bit About Bonny
Bonny uses a client-centered approach with everyone with whom she works. Her philosophy is that each individual or couple she engages with in therapy is the expert on themselves. Her main objective is to guide her clients towards their therapy goals by helping them develop skills and insights and teaching them to become more aware of their internal narrative. To accomplish this, Bonny uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including biofeedback, progressive muscle relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing.