A sign hanging in my office says: “It is never too late to live Happily Ever After”. The fact that you are considering engaging in counseling shows you believe in personal change as well. Regardless of what stage of change you are in, I welcome the opportunity to provide active and reflective listening to address your specific goals for counseling encompassed in my therapeutic training including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered counseling, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and existential counseling. Research indicates an individual’s faith is and can be an important coping skill. An integral part of existential counseling provides a safe place for an individual to explore their faith as it intertwines with their life story. It is my goal to provide a non-judgmental, caring and safe environment for you to share your story, identify your goals, and begin your journey to personal change.
I had the privilege of working at Turning Point Counseling Services, a full serviced community mental health practice offering psychiatric services, crisis unit, alcohol and drug outpatient services, pharmacological services, community psychiatric support team services, mental health counseling and group services. In addition to providing mental health counseling, I led two groups “Insights”, a motivational group about change, and “Joypression”, a support group for individuals struggling with depression. Formerly, I worked at Greentree Counseling Services and in addition to providing counseling services, led a parenting group in the Warren school, and also led groups at the Beatitude House targeting women’s issues (relationships, communications, self-esteem, anger management, and health and wellness). In addition, I volunteer my time as a divorce recovery group facilitator assisting individuals heal through the pain of separation and/or divorce.