I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and telehealth therapist in Florida with 24 years of professional work experience. I received a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Mountain State University, a Masters in Counseling and Personnel Services and a Bachelors in Community Counseling from Purdue University. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LBGTQIA+-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am passionate about helping others find ways to help themselves. I have an extensive history of working with clients impacted by sexual abuse and domestic violence, as well as the LGBTQIA+ and alternative lifestyle communities. My therapy modalities include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solutions Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy. My goal is to ensure my clients find emotional peace and grow confident in order to make positive contributions to this world. In my free time I enjoy traveling and cruising, spending time with my children and grandchildren, and tinkering with hydroponic gardening.
Additional areas of focus: Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC012065