Therapist Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations
- 2019, LMFT-T, State of Wisconsin
- 2019, Master of Science, Edgewood College
- 2002, Master of Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- 1998, Master of Science, Iowa State University
- 1992, Bachelor of Science, University of Akron
- 1992, Bachelor of Arts, University of Akron
- Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator (Marital and Premarital Counseling)
I help teens and adults work on overcoming and coping with mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and substance abuse. I also enjoy working with couples and families to help them communicate better and resolve interpersonal conflict in a healthy way. I’m a certified Prepare-Enrich marital and premarital counselor. I also work with older adults, like “empty nesters” and individuals dealing with end of life issues. I am a “systemic” family therapist, meaning that I examine all dimensions of my clients’ lives – biological, psychological, relational, and social – to help them grow and change in positive ways. I encourage my clients to set concrete goals, find their strengths, and achieve positive change in their lives. Watching clients grow and achieve their goals is what I love about therapy work.
As a therapist, I am warm, empathetic, and understanding. I believe that all thoughts, feelings, and behavior serve a purpose for individuals. My goal is to help clients identify their purpose and then work to find healthier, more constructive ways to accomplish that purpose. I am a good listener and I take time to really understand what is going on in my clients’ lives, so I can identify ways to foster positive change. I draw on a variety of individual and family therapy techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (changing thoughts changes behavior), solution-focused therapy (focusing on real solutions rather than problems), and narrative therapy (re-authoring your story to better fit your goals and personal values). I believe every person is unique and I help each client construct a treatment plan specific to their needs. I expect clients to work hard in therapy and I may assign homework in between sessions.
Area of Interests
- Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders
- Alcohol/Drug Abuse
- Life Transitions
- Adolescent Behavior
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Communication/Conflict Resolution
- Family Issues
- Blended Families
- Stress Management
- Work/Life Balance
- Personal Wellness
- Effective Communication
- Men’s Issues
Sees clients 15+ years old.
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