I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisory endorsement. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Toledo. I have experience working with youth and adults in residential, community, and outpatient settings providing treatment for issues ranging from mild mental health concerns to severe and persistent mental illness. From this experience I became skilled at addressing a wide array of difficulties including stress, anger management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional issues, co-dependency, loss/grief, trauma, and relationship issues. I have extensive training in the treatment of trauma.
Whether you are experiencing difficulty because of painful experiences from childhood, more recent, or current circumstances that have led to stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional issues, co-dependency, loss/grief, trauma, and relationship issues -- I would love to help. I strive to create a relaxed and accepting environment that allows you to explore not only your struggles but strengths as well. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own life and should feel empowered to create their own peace and live authentically. I help others achieve their goals by developing an approach that can best meet their needs and create better balance in their lives. I often use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to increase self-confidence in the ability to manage life's stresses. Taking that first step to reach out is often uncomfortable, but it is also the most important - there is growth in that discomfort. After all, we all need other people and human connection!