Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Child Mental Health Specialist
Sometimes life presents us with overwhelming and painful experiences. Providing empathetic treatment for individuals who have experienced difficult and traumatic experiences is a focus of my practice. In the course of providing therapy to children, teens and adults I have heard many tragic and painful stories. Providing ethical and compassionate therapy to those who have experienced these experiences is the focus of my practice.
I look forward to finding out if we would be a good fit in working together to find your path to hope and healing.
Education and Certifications
I received my Bachelors degree in 1994 from Calvin University. After this, I spent about 12 years working in juvenile corrections as a counselor. I received my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2012 and have worked in a variety of settings including group and private practice, in substance abuse treatment centers and as a subcontractor for the Navy and Marine Corps. I have also worked as a case manager to assist children in the foster care system.
EMDR Training - 2021
Lifespan Integration Therapy - 2014
Trauma Focused CBT Training - 2015
Gottman Method - 2018
I also have been trained to WPATH standards to complete letters for hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgery.