I am licensed in Ohio with 16 years of professional work experience. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Social Work and I spent the first 13 years of my career working as a therapist in community mental health. This gave me a diverse treatment experience, working with adults, youth, and families in group and individual settings in clinical and school settings. I have also spent most of my career working with first responders, providing Critical Incident Debriefings, and I have spent the last three years working with members of the Ohio Army National Guard. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence.
In addition to my social work credentialing, I am also a 200-hour level yoga instructor with additional certifications in trauma-sensitive yoga and stand-up paddle board yoga. My approach to helping others is through a holistic lens that takes into consideration all aspects of a human-mind, body, and spirit; and, all aspects of the human experience-physical, relational, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.1000199-SUPV