“It’s all about the relationships.” This is a quote that I have shared with so many individuals over the years. We experience relationships in so many areas of our lives. Sometimes we think the word “relationship” only applies to our family, friends, or loved ones. I have come to realize that it covers so much more than that to include work, school, social activities, and just about any other interaction in our lives. I truly believe the counseling relationship, however, can be one of the greatest and most valuable connections we can create when we are looking to move through challenging times that affect our lives.
Finding a counselor that is a good fit is key to developing a good therapeutic relationship. Taking the steps to find a counselor may be a little daunting, but do not be afraid to ask questions, look for a referral from a trusted person, and read about your potential new therapist. Many of us have experienced some similar thoughts and feelings and we want to provide a non-judgmental and empathetic environment for you to share your thoughts and concerns. My goal is always to create a safe environment for you to feel comfortable doing the work that is needed to move you through these challenging times.
I have worked in almost all levels of care in my nearly 15 years of working in the mental health field. I have owned my own private practice and worked in schools, community agencies, and hospital settings. I believe truly in the strength of an individual and utilize person-centered, existential, and reality therapy as primary modes of treatment. I also use DBT, CBT, exposure therapy, and other techniques as needed to match your particular needs. I love working with adolescents and young adults but have worked with all ages from 12 to 65. My primary specialty areas include LGBT issues, gender issues, and HIV/AIDS concerns. Additionally, some main areas I can support are Anger Management; Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Eating Disorders; Relationship Issues; School refusal; Gender dysphoria; Oppositional Defiant; Conduct Disorder; and Occupational stress.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • United
Adjustment Disorder • Adolescent/Child Psychotherapy • Adult Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Bulimia • Depression • Eating Disorder • Gender Dysphoria • LGBTQ • Life Coaching • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Spring Arbor University, MA in Counseling
- American Counseling Association