- Academic anxiety and performance
- Alcohol and drug use
- Assertiveness and Confidence
- Communication skills
- Grief and loss
- Impulse control
- Stress management
- Time Management
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- MA, Counseling
- BS, Entrepreneurship
- Wilderness Therapy Senior Field Instructor
- Houseparent at Whites Residential and Family Services
Helping Clients Thrive
I work with a variety of ages and needs, but a passion of mine is working with teens suffering from depression, anxiety, and other issues. Feel free to call to see if I’m a good fit for you or a loved one. As a counselor, I encourage my clients to tune into and trust the process. I eagerly invite each of my clients to step into the counseling process by encouraging authenticity in a safe and supportive environment.
Life comes with a lot of questions. Questions that range from, “How do I pass math class?” to “How do I figure out what to do with my life?”. The funny thing is that these questions don’t stop after the teenage years. Counseling can be a great way to explore those questions. I tailor the counseling process to feel collaborative and hopeful. My hope is that you leave each session feeling understood and cared for. By working together, I can help you establish some new avenues to answering life’s challenges, including decreasing stress and anxiety or finding ways to overcome depression.
Thoughts like “What was he/she thinking?” and “How do I get through to my child?” can span from confusing to completely overwhelming. Although there’s nothing uncommon about these questions, there may be a better explanation than you think to some of the choices, behaviors, and reactions you see from your teen. Along with providing your teen a supportive space to talk, I also devote time to working together as a family. During this time, we can explore patterns of interaction between family members and create goals that will help generate positive change for your teen. I hope you, as the parent, feel informed and encouraged as a component of the change process for your teen.
How I Recharge
The fresh air, sunshine, and outdoors does wonders for the soul. As a result, I love hiking, camping, rock climbing, and sitting around a camp fire with friends and family. I also enjoy running and playing guitar. Much of my energy and fun time is devoted to chasing after my twin boys, who keep the entire family on their toes.
Why I Love Being a Counselor
Often, the stresses and fast pace of life can cause us to be disconnected from ourselves. I love the moments when clients can courageously meet the deepest parts of themselves through the counseling experience. These moments impact both the client and the counselor. Providing a path towards grace and change in a person’s life is both an honor and a privilege.
Enter at the Lobby Entrance of the Offices at Liberty Center and take the elevator up to the third floor. The office is on the left (follow signs for ThrivePointe). When you arrive, check in at the iPad, and grab a beverage while you wait for your therapist.
Free parking is available in the Warehouse Row Garage (behind Cobb Theater) and the surface lots behind the Offices at Liberty Center, which is off of Haskell St. Metered parking is available throughout the property. These meters have a 90-minute limit, and accept coins and credit cards.
Counseling sessions are offered at the Whitewater Life Center.