Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Years of experience: 30+
License number: MH8966
Avg Cost (per session): $100-$150
Accepted Insurance Plans
My therapeutic approach for both adolescents and adults is one of compassionate acceptance, seeking to understand the needs presented and direction desired, as stated by the individual and families seeking therapy. I am a strength-based, solution-focused therapist, believing in the best in people and their personal desire to succeed. My approach in helping people is to walk beside them encouraging them through their own therapeutic journey, equipping them with the skills and tools to be able to function to the best of their ability and enjoy life.
I have initiated and lead programs and workgroups covering parenting skills, mentoring, human trafficking, trauma informed care, multi-disciplinary county-wide meetings, animal-assisted therapy, Camp New Hope for grieving children/teens, crisis management, and character education.
I have been active in the mental health field over 30 years, serving in various capacities during my career; elementary public school counselor, psychotherapist in a residential school setting, therapist in a State-Wide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) for children and adolescents, as well as a clinical supervisor for a children’s advocacy center specializing in trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy, integrating play therapy for children and adolescents who have disclosed abuse. The past seven years I have worked as a therapist in a community counseling agency.
Having experienced my own personal trauma in the past, I believe I have acquired, to some degree, a heart to assist people find their own steps towards healing, becoming a survivor and learning to thrive with the wisdom and strength acquired.
NBCC – National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC)
AMHCA – Association for Mental Health Counselors
AACC – American Association of Christian Counselors