My education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Writing from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Arts in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University. I am currently a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan, which affords me the ability to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. As a LLPC, I also receive supervision from a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) on a regular basis.
I have been trained to work with individuals, families, and groups utilizing such techniques as, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With the use of these methodologies, I have treated such disorders and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, adjustment disorder, and self-harm. My experience to date has primarily been with children, adolescents, women, and families. By way of a multitude of evidence-based practices, assessments, and appropriate diagnoses my aspiration is to assist individuals in becoming more effective and self-reliant when in the process of resolving problems.
I am passionate about promoting such elements of counseling as prevention, advocacy, and empowerment. It is also a strong personal value of mine to support and protect vulnerable individuals from harm. My intention in therapy is to develop a secure and reassuring space to uplift clients as they work towards their personal goals along their mental health and wellness journey.
Contact Me: [email protected]
Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
USING YOUR INSURANCE?
If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:
Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?
If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?
Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?
How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?
What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?