I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the State of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. I have eighteen years’ experience, and one of my training highlights was the opportunity to work extensively with Dr. Philip Ney, a world-renowned expert on the psychological and emotional needs of adults who have experienced childhood abuse or undergone an abortion. Therefore, the focus of my professional practice is helping individuals to overcome neglect and abuse of all types, including sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse, which encompasses anxiety and depression. I have experience in premarital and marital counseling for women and men, assisting couples with communication about issues that affect us all: finances, intimacy, sex, cohabitation and more.
I have additional experience working with international adoptees and their family around attachment and abandonment issues, as well as working with GBLTQ individuals and their families. I primarily employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy modalities to assist clients in becoming more self-aware, acquire new patterns of behavior, grow in confidence, and gain momentum in living their life to the fullest. Family is an important cornerstone of my life. My husband and I are celebrating 37 years of marriage. We have four children, two beautiful grandchildren, and a lovable standard poodle named Star. Together, we enjoy backpacking, kayaking, golf, and spending time with family and friends.