“It’s not the events in life which mold and shape us, but the meaning we give those events.”

Life brings many challenges, stressors, and unfortunate events. Maybe your life has changed in a way that is challenging your balance of time, emotions, and energy, or you’re experiencing a transition that is unsettling, a loss of someone you love, recently divorced, or just in a state of discontent that is not going away and you can’t cope effectively.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides a safe harbor and therapeutic environment eager to maximize your potential personal growth, help you determine and create optimal work-life balance, and feel better through empirically-based therapeutic techniques.

Many people who go through challenges in life, experience overwhelming feelings, sometimes unrecognizable due to the magnitude of their stressor, length of time they’ve experienced the stressor, or life’s challenges. These overwhelming feelings come in all shapes and colors: sadness, confusion, disappointment, resentment, anxiety, hopelessness, lack of understanding, worry, loneliness, helplessness, anger, fear, and depression.

My goal is to provide the highest quality and multiculturally informed therapeutic services possible, helping you change so you can be more physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually healthy.  As you become more self-aware, you will understand what is needed to improve your overall health. This will allow you to feel empowered and confident enable you to become a positive change agent for yourself, other people, and the cultural and environmental systems in which you interact.

I have been practicing as a Licensed Counselor since 2000. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Major: Child Development Family Relations, a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Human Services, and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology.

I believe we are all placed on this earth with a specific purpose and many individuals are fortunate to identify this purpose in our professional lives. I strongly believe my purpose is to provide quality, dependable, and helpful therapy to those in need. I find extreme satisfaction helping people identify areas in their life that are challenging and helping those individuals find resolution, perspective, and peace.

My experience as a counselor includes working with young children, adolescents, and adults in areas of transition, crises, personal growth and development, divorce, weight and eating issues, anxiety, academic issues, blended family structures, identity crises, depression, women issues, parenting issues, grief, and surviving abuse.  I have facilitated change in behaviors in people with conditions including but not limited to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, eating disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.

I have been trained a variety of different approaches and prefer to take an eclectic approach that allows me to tailor counseling techniques to you and your specific situation. I primarily utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but have experience in several research-based theories of counseling, including:  Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems, and Rational Emotive Therapy. I have experience with individual therapy and teletherapy, as well as couples and group counseling.