I am an LPCC-S, LICDC-CS. I graduated from Ohio University in 1980 with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary education and 1995 with a Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Community & Agency Counseling. Prior to that, I worked as a case worker in Muskingum County, Ohio for 6.5 years. I made a decision during that time that I wanted to work in the field of counseling. My first 15 years was spent working with at-risk children and their families. I worked with foster children, their foster parents and their biological parents. I also fostered at-risk children and adolescents in my own home. Throughout my career, I have dealt with addictions with adolescents and their parents. I have worked in a psychiatric hospital for adults, acute crisis residential for children & adolescents, adult residential for addiction treatment (3 different programs), Franklin County Jail at Jackson Pike for 2 years and more recently a for profit outpatient agency as Clinical Director. I utilize CBT, Motivational Interviewing, strength based, solution focused therapeutic techniques. I am trauma informed and have been even before it became an important,, recognized dynamic in the treatment field. I understand and have experienced compassion fatigue. I have worked closely with law enforcement and have worked with their children and wives.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0002560-SUPV
Peggy is a wonderful therapist and person.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Peggy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Peggy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Peggy is very understanding. I'm very relieved and comfortable to be able to express myself to her without reservations.
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Peggy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief