What would your life look like if you would wake up tomorrow and everything was "better"?
What would it take for you to get there?
You landed here for a reason...you may have a clear idea of where you want to go, or you may need help figuring that out. That is what I'm here for...to partner with you to help develop your goals, create a road map for achieving those goals and helping you along the way. As a strengths based, solutions focused counselor, my goal is to help you with the needs that you identify. This can be hard work....if you are ready, lets get started.
I have over twenty years of experience working with a variety of populations and in different settings. I earned my Bachelors Degree from Goshen College and my Masters in Social Work from Indiana University. My career has been incredibly diverse, working with a wide variety of ages, socioeconomic groups and issues. I worked with the Court system as a Custody Investigator/Mediator for families experiencing divorce, dealing with Incorrigibility and Truancy issues mainly via the school system, teaching financial responsibility classes, job coaching and dealing with Addictions as well as facilitating adoptions. I began working as a Medical Social Worker approximately five years ago and have gained experience dealing with Grief/Trauma related to death or significant negative events such as an accident or sexual assault, suicide, dealing with the ongoing issues that can arise for individuals and families with a newly diagnosed illness and those experiencing the debilitating effects of aging . Along the way I have helped many with issues of depression and anxiety, life transitions of all types, setting appropriate boundaries, eating disorders, sexual identity issues as and addictions.
I continue to wok as a Medical Social Worker and have a private counseling practice based in Elkhart, Indiana.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties
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