My education consists of a Master of Counseling degree with a Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology from Adler University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisville. I am currently a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan and a National Board Certified Counselor. My training and experience is comprised of a number of different settings including school counseling centers, residential treatment centers and private practice.
In my work experience I have provided clinical support to a wide variety of individuals working through a number of concerns such as ADHD, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Severe Panic Attacks, Trauma, Relationship concerns, Self-harm, Domestic violence and adjusting to new life circumstances. I have also worked in large part at a providing clinical services to teens suffering from severe mental illness and helping them cope with difficult life circumstances and develop a positive and fulfilling outlook on the present.
Through my professional experiences, I always strive to help my client’s gain knowledge and understanding about what they may be experiencing and put the power back in their hands to feel confident in gaining control of their own lives. I always strive to reach my clients on a deeper level and develop treatment plans that best suit their needs. I understand that life can be challenging and overwhelming and at times we may feel out of control in our own lives. My goal as a helping professional is to provide a safe space for you to express yourself and help guide you to a better version of yourself. I will help you to learn to gain control of/manage your emotions as well as help you to develop a more hopeful perspective.
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.
• Borderline Personality
• Self Injury
• Anger Management
• Behavioral Issues
• Bipolar Disorder
• Child or Adolescent
• Domestic Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Family Conflict
• Oppositional Defiance
• Children (6 to 10)
• Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
• Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
• Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
• Dialectical (DBT) & EMDR
• Family Systems
• Motivational Interviewing
• Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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?