HeartLight Kids – Be Your Own Hero
Ms. Hummer has extensive experience in helping children and adolescents overcome issues related to trauma exposure, self-esteem, delayed development, oppositional or defiant behavior and mood/emotional regulation. Having completed a yearlong Post-Master’s Fellowship at the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, Vicki is knowledgeable and experienced in psychodynamic play therapy techniques. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a gold standard to treat children who have experienced trauma.
With years of experience as a trainer and consultant for child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health facilities and schools, Vicki has developed, supervised and delivered services to some of society’s most challenged young clients. As a foster and adoptive parent of now grown children, she understands the experiences of parents struggling to develop an emotional attachment to their adopted child so they can be helped to overcome their early traumatic experiences. Ms. Hummer has a particular heart for struggling teens and their exasperated parents, having been a family recipient of excellent services that ultimately helped her own adolescent children during turbulent years.