My Approach

I have worked for over 30 years in the tri-state area as a social worker and therapist, with individuals and families of all ages. My approach is client centered, meeting the client where they are and working with them to reach their goals.


I generally see adolescents and adults. Some of the issues I work with include adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, personal growth, and trauma.


Along with traditional talk therapy I also am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Rerocessing therapy (EMDR) and Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, both of which I integrate into my approach as needed. The focus of both of these therapies is defining negative beliefs and thoughts that we hold, and working to reduce or eliminate them to make room for more positive beliefs and thoughts.

Client Ages

 12 and up

Education & Certifications

Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa (1991)
Heart Centered Hypnotherapy Certification
EMDR Level 1 and Level 2

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Additional Information

I work part time at 3 Willows Wellness Center and am usually in the office on Mondays 10-6 and Wednesdays 5-7 pm.

Call 563-556-5000 to schedule an appointment