I earned my Master of Social Work degree and have my Substance Abuse Training license in the state of Wisconsin. I have certificates in youth, child, and adolescent studies, and specialize in treatment for adults and adolescents of all cultures, genders, and sexual orientations.
Are you experiencing symptoms of complex trauma? Substance use or addiction? LGBTQ+ or gender-related challenges? Low self-esteem, lack of direction, or not feeling like you fit in? Are you struggling with family relationships? Have you undergone physical or sexual abuse, emotional injury, and deeply distressing events?
Connect with me. I have spent over 20 years in residential, group, and individual settings as an individual therapist and group facilitator. I want to help you feel lifted from the weight of these challenges in life.
I work with a wide variety of mental health symptoms and mood or personality disorders including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, AODA and other chronic health issues including dual diagnosis. I work with individuals and families who have experienced trauma in their childhood and adult lives and subsequently live with associated post-traumatic stress disorder.
I employ a range of practical interventions in my practice, including resilience training, mindfulness, brief interventions, motivational interviewing, and stages of change. I believe that involving oneself in his or her process of change is a very challenging and courageous experience and I am respectful of this process for individuals.
Outside of my practice, my personal goal for living is to be in the present intentionally and gratefully.