Let's face it: Life is hard. But how we respond to it is what makes the difference. It's how many times we get back up and keep putting one foot in front of the other. We can succumb to circumstances in which bad things have happened to us at the hands of others or because of our own poor choices we have made, or we can choose to rise above them all by facing our fears and boldly moving forward, letting them shape who we are and lead us to new understanding of who we are. I would love to come along side you and journey with you to discover how to be an over-comer.
My BA is in Social Sciences from Washington State University (1995), a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the Alaska Pacific University (1997) and additional course work in addictions from Aspen University (2016).
I am a dual-licensed therapist in both the states of WA and TN. I have been in the mental health field as a counselor for 22 years. I have worked on the side of prevention, from a strength-based model with infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers, to providing supportive, walk-around, brief and solution-focused therapies to military families and their children in elementary and middle schools. My work with adults in private practice has spanned all ages, in which I utilize cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and brief therapies. My graduate program actually covered all the disciplines of psychology from an eclectic model, but these therapies, I believe, are most useful in helping clients to sort out the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and then also to help clients establish goals to focus them on where they want to go without dwelling on the past.
I am sensitive to people of faith and willing to encompass your spiritual beliefs in therapy sessions, when requested. I also have a great love of music and songwriting and was part of an industry start-up in Nashville, TN that worked with musicians to provide mental health counseling support both in-person and online, when artists were on the road via Telemental health counseling. I understand the creative side of artists and the demands of the industry.
My areas of expertise cover: depression, anxiety, stress, grief & loss, abuse, relationships and communication.
If you are a looking for a gentle and compassionate counselor who is able to be firm enough to motivate you to change, helping you to get unstuck and to move forward to where you want to go, I am here to help you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LPC #3658 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
LMHC #00009037 (Expires: 2019-09-30)