My Approach

For the past 18 years I have provided an integrative, strength-based, collaborative, and wellness approach to counseling. I work with adults, couples, and families who are seeking healthy change. I am committed to working hard at making the counseling process safe, respectful and effective.

Services

I offer counseling for a variety of life challenges. Some of the more common issues that clients seek help with are:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
  • Career and Work Related Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Interpersonal violence (Domestic abuse)
  • Marital Problems
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

Specialties

My university education concentrated on family systems, narrative therapy, brief counseling and strength based theories and methods. I uses the Transtheoretical Change model to guide the change process.

I have specialized training in interpersonal violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma injuries. For the past several years I started incorporating the specialized training I have received in neuroscience for clients with trauma histories.

Client Ages

I work with individual clients starting at 18 years old and older
I provide family counseling with elementary age children, teens and adult family members

Education & Certifications

Master’s of Science Degree - Specialization Counseling (1998)
Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

Bachelor of Arts- Physical Education K- 12 (1983)
Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois

Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor (2016-2017)
Iowa Licensed Mental Health Counselor (2008-2016)
Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (2000-2017)
National Certified Counselor (1999-2019)

Professional Memberships

National Board of Certified Counselors (1999- 2019)
American Association of Christian Counselors (2002-2018)

Distinctions

  • Barry University Alumni Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievement in Domestic Violence (1999)
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society Fellowship (1998)
  • Beta Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor
  • Society “Entry Level Student Award” (1998)
  • President of Beta Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic Professional
  • Honor Society (1997- 1998)
  • Editor of Beta Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic Professional Honor
  • Society Newsletter (1997- 1998)
  • Mental Health Representative Beta Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic
  • Professional Honor Society (1996- 1997)

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