I believe there is a space for everyone in therapy. No matter what challenge you are facing, you have a place in counseling. I am a supporter of awareness, acceptance, and different perceptions. There is much power in those tools and understanding them. Bring who you are to therapy, and I will help in every way possible to get you to a place of healing, self-love, and the discovery of the power of mental health. There is something to be said about struggle and what it does to a person, what it makes a person. With the correct tools, struggle does not have to define you. It is absolutely possible to break free of those chains that bind us to difficulties and the trauma that happens in life.
I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and have worked with children for many years as a teacher and an intern therapist. I have my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health and during my internship, worked with a vast array of clientele with many different struggles and modalities. I am passionate about working with trauma, bullying issues with children, sexual issues in relationships, the LGBTQ+ community, faith crisis/transitions, and self-esteem/confidence issues using mirror work as a tool. My favorite modality is Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
I have been married for 19 years and have two children. I love sports, especially baseball. I have a 1965 Ford Mustang that I love to take out for drives. I love to camp and fish and if I could do it for a living, I would! I love to bake. I usually make baked goods, take a bite, and then give it all away because I cannot eat all that sugar! I always have music playing and love to dance, which I feel can be very healing. Exercise is so good for my mind and many times during sessions with clients, going for a walk while talking can be good for the soul. A sense of humor never hurt either! Lastly, I honor the courage it takes to seek out assistance and I am privileged to be a part of your journey in any way I can help.