I am independently licensed as a community mental health counselor (LPC). Within the past two years, I have been certified in EMDR and CBT therapy. I have working knowledge and experience counseling clients with a background of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and substance addictions. My personal counseling philosophy encompasses genuine grace and hope for each client’s healing, offering empathy, attentiveness, and guidance with my clinical skills using various therapeutic methods tailored to the client’s needs. I am happily open to working with all populations and have counseled mainly adults through government agencies up to the present. I can see clients for counseling on an individual level and family and marital/couples.
I come to Affinity with an extensive background employed for over 20 years, working with people in the customer service, administrative, and case management fields. What led me to become a community mental health counselor was that I desired a career in the helping field. Through my healing journey, I realized how counselors throughout the years had helped me where I am present as an LPC.
My utmost desire is to have the opportunity to work with those who are on their journey to heal and to be an integral part of that process. I meet the client where they are and build from there, using the skills, understanding, patience, grace, and genuine empathy I hold in high regard for human beings in general. Confidentiality and grace for the client are of great importance to me, as is laughter. I find laughter as a coping skill from which all of us can benefit. You will see that I am not perfect, and I do not try to be. I am human and will do my very best to help you with your personal journey for healing. I appreciate your being brave and courageous in taking the first step for your recovery.