As a dedicated elementary teacher I noticed many families with unmet mental health needs. As I observed their struggles, my zeal for instruction adapted from the classroom to the therapy office.
For more than 20 years, my passion for families has continued as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Life can be overwhelming and the future uncertain. My goal is to walk alongside, advocate, and direct your path to a place of hope. I believe building a healthy connection is essential to the therapy process and understanding the dynamics of the family system is invaluable. I partner with children, teens, and adults as they navigate trauma, heartaches, diagnoses, and crises.
My specialty is trauma, especially as it effects children and teens, but I work with all ages. My therapy approach is determined by careful consideration of the client and their family system. I am trained in various types of therapy, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
When not working, my self-care includes spending time with my husband, our Beagle, and our two parakeets. You might also find me gardening, sewing, playing piano, shopping, and crafting.
“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” — Dr. Suess