I have worked in the human services field for the past 20 years completing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Michigan in 2003 and Master of Arts in Community Counseling at the University of Detroit-Mercy in 2010. I have been providing talk therapy for individuals and couples for the past eleven years.
A natural visionary and nurturer, I have learned that most important element in healing and change is relationship. As such, you can expect to experience an inclusive space, free of judgment and full of hope, patience and compassion. I am trauma informed and anti-oppressive, encouraging action as the antidote to fear. I am an eclectic therapist leaning toward Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Mindfulness. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Brainspotting (Phase 2) and Somatic Attachment Therapy. I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Clinical Supervisor. I am currently working toward Brainspotting and Trauma of Money certification.
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my husband and two college aged sons, playing tennis, gardening, walking and hiking, reading, binge watching drama and crime related series and volunteering on neighborhood committees.
I offer virtual/video and in-person sessions for: emotional exhaustion, work-life disharmony, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, infidelity, trauma and life transitions. My specialties include: high functioning anxiety, perfectionism, low self esteem and attachment related issues. I believe that we all have our own answers. I endeavor to help you discover those answers while providing support, encouragement and strategies that promote self-awareness, healing and change.