Master of Arts degree in
St. Bonaventure University
Bachelor of Arts degree
Active license since 2000
in Indiana as
Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Qualified as Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
22 years experience in
helping clients with
Welcome to my website!
I am a licensed mental health therapist and career counselor who has worked for 20 years helping people who feel stuck, overwhelmed, down, depressed and anxious. I believe that I have helped clients improve their quality of life and to thrive not just survive. I help people strive for mental wellness and to take back their lives.
In addition, I help people develop communication skills, and provide assertiveness training and anger management.
I use a cognitive behavioral approach which looks at thoughts and feelings that contribute to current behaviors that aren't working for you.
Many of you are seeking treatment because you lack motivation, energy and direction. In addition to my expertise, I offer compassion, empathy, directness and understanding as we move toward your goals.
I treat depressive, anxiety and bipolar disorders as well as other mental health issues. Please call me to discuss your unique needs.
Counseling is my passion and calling in life. I can't imagine anything else I'd want to do.
I have spent over half my life helping people work through their pain, learn ways to cope and regain their quality of life. Within those areas, here is what I will strive to do together with you:
•Increase your mood
•Set life goals
•Have a voice
•Deal with family issues
•Handle challenges at work
•Learn about yourself
•Search for a career
I embarked upon this career to help people have a voice. I want you to be heard and understood, to not suffer in silence, to state your wants and needs, to say “no” to things you don't want to do.
To tell yourself that you are a giving, loving human being and you deserve wellness just like anybody else. I want others to hear your opinions and for you to feel that you matter. I know how that feels and it is a painful, lonely place. I am grateful to be in a happier place now.
I'd like to teach you these things:
Speak out to loved ones about what you are feeling.
Learn to articulate to loved ones that depression is debilitating just like a physical ailment like diabetes, and you deserve as much respect and care as anyone with a physical ailment.
Understand that there can be physical problems that go along with depression and anxiety such as migraines, ulcers, general pain, etc. and that should be known.
I believe that my job is to show you your current thinking and patterns of behavior and how they are hurting you in your life. Many of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are deeply engrained -- often from the values or actions of your family. That's very common. You may be on automatic pilot and not even realize there is a different way to think or to act.
I have great joy when I see my clients reach their goals! What I like about working with people most is when they discover that their own strengths are helping to carry them through. You'll see that you will do work and that will be the basis of counseling. We will walk together in this journey with me guiding you. Your input is essential.
When you do the work, you'll feel empowered that you helped yourself get well and are not be dependent upon me. Isn't that comforting? You have taken your life back!