The journey of life has an interesting way of taking unexpected paths which sometimes feel more like running into a brick wall while going full speed ahead. In becoming a counselor, I learned so much about myself and my own challenges. I learned ways to find courage and strength from within which have helped me in my personal life to overcome and shift gears more effectively when those unexpected moments happen. Through play and art, I seek to help children express their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a way that will bring greater understanding and healing. I believe my own process helped me to become a stronger counselor and has equipped me with tools that also will help others in their own growth and healing.
My professional experience includes crisis intervention, community outreach, and solution-focused counseling for all ages. I have always harbored a passion for working with children and their families! My therapeutic approach includes play and art therapy, cognitive behavioral strategies, as well as mindfulness. As a 21-year military spouse and mentor to other spouses, I have also learned a lot about resilience and transitioning and believe these experiences have helped mold my counseling perspective.
On the personal side…I am married and have three children! I also have a dog and five cats (2 indoors and 3 strays that adopted me after showing up in my backyard one day!) I spend my spare time gardening, baking, and cooking. I also loooove to travel to new places, which includes trying out new restaurants and foods. My favorite color is pink, and I like to listen to country music.
Courage and individuality are important parts of counseling, and I look forward to being by your side throughout your process and growth!