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Focusing on emotional well-being is crucial for overall health, school/work success, and in all relationships. I help teens, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance/alcohol use disorders process, identify, and overcome challenges that keep us down. Maybe you, or someone you love has struggled in these areas for awhile, or is just experiencing difficulty coping now. Whatever the case, I can help you get a clear picture of the problems and strengths in your world and map a way forward on your own terms.
During your first visit, I will gather background information about you and your family, provide a clear understanding of the counseling process, and give you strategies to provide immediate relief. From there, I will work with you to develop and implement a plan that works for real life and your individual goals.
You can expect a warm, non-judgmental, and down-to-earth counselor in an environment where you (finally) are the focus. I believe everyone experiences life events that test us, and knock us down. Let me help you, or your teen build the confidence and understanding it takes to live life on purpose.
I have 22 years experience working with individuals and families experiencing a variety of challenges. For the last 13 years, I have been working with adults and children in school and community settings help move forward toward personal goals and emotional wellness.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBF)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Family Systems Therapy
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board
Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation, LISW-S
Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, CDCA
students with IEP/504 accommodations, separated/divorced parents and children, young adults, trauma-focused, substance and alcohol use disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family systems