I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC), and I earned my Masters of Education from Xavier University. I have more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families.
My goal as a counselor is to create a supportive environment in which my clients can begin to understand their struggles, while also discovering what barriers may exist that are affecting their lives. Many of the clients I assist are working through various life challenges, including anxiety, depression or grief. Others need guidance around relationship difficulties, substance abuse or anger.
My approach is warm, non-judgmental, conversational and solution focused. Using Cognitive Therapy, Reality Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), I focus on the here and now to help my clients find solutions. Clients who visit my office find a very comfortable atmosphere that offers a safe, supportive place to talk. Flexible appointment times are available to address these issues.
I earned my Master of Arts in Agency & Community Counseling from Xavier University, and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenberg University. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC), and I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 15 years.
I believe that each person has the power to make positive choices and the ability to transform one’s own life. My goal is to facilitate growth through a caring approach that balances processing core issues, exploring feelings and making a plan for change. Therapy is a collaborative process and through hope and hard work, personal goals can be realized.
I have therapeutic experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Additionally, I specialize in treating individuals and families attempting to cope with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, autism spectrum disorders and anxiety. Conflict is common in families, and I focus on helping families improve their pattern of communication and put into practice more effective coping strategies.
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (PCC), and I earned my Masters in Community Counseling from Xavier University. I have over 6 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents and families. I have experience with adoption readiness/post adoption difficulties, attachment issues, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as grief and loss for children, adolescents and adults.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and have over 9 years experience in the mental health field working with children and adolescents. I earned my bachelors degree at Miami University and my MSW at the University of Cincinnati.
I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and strive to help them make progress on their goals. I believe that through counseling and support, I can assist clients in gaining a better understanding of their own emotions and develop the skills needed to express and communicate them in a healthy way. Many of the children and families I have worked with were coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, and family conflict.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. During my studies at the Ohio State University, I gained experience working with children within medical and school settings. Since graduating with my Master of Social Work degree, I have continued to provide individual and group therapy to children and adults. I have therapeutic experience working with individuals with various needs, including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, conduct disorders, coping with chronic illness/pain, interpersonal/family conflict, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and adjustment/grief.
I approach every session from a strength-based perspective and because every individual I work with is unique, my style is flexible and collaborative. I use a variety of evidence-based strategies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). To reinforce concepts discussed and to help build social skills in children, I also frequently incorporate bibliotherapy and play therapy techniques into sessions.
We utilize techniques that aim to help our clients improve their ability to manage their emotions, enhance their communication skills, and develop more effective coping skills. Our commitment is to facilitate greater understanding of the problem and instill confidence in order to cope with stressors in an effective manner. We strive to help each individual and family reduce the level of stress in their daily lives, as well as improve the overall quality of their relationships.