I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #3538) with 6 prior years of licensed professional counselor experience in Arizona where my career began in 2007.
I have a dual Master’s Degree from Ottawa University and Phoenix Seminary in both Professional Counseling and Christian Counseling. While this is not the sole focus on my practice, when it is client desired and directed I enjoy integrating spirituality and faith into my therapeutic work.
My career began at an in-patient treatment center for women with eating disorders and has since been cultivated in the private practice setting working with clients as young as 10 through couples and older adults with a focus on women's issues; specifically, identity, self-esteem, self-harm and eating disorders, as well as anxiety and depression, trauma loss and grief and adult children of alcoholics.
I use a family systems, psychodynamic and trauma informed approach to guide my therapeutic work. I am currently through module 3 of 6 in the trauma therapy called Organic Intelligence which focuses on nervous system regulation and stabilization for healing.
Ultimately, it truly is a privilege to come alongside of individuals as they courageously battle through the hurts and hang-ups of life. I consider my job a gift and calling.
When I am not practicing counseling, I find great passion from speaking and teaching: motivating and encouraging individuals to know their story and themselves better.