Based on my humanistic training, I approach therapy from a client-centered perspective in which value is placed on each individual’s needs and goals for treatment. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort wherein the therapist and the client work together to understand the sources of pain, fear and unhappiness, and to make changes that will lead to a more joyful and fulfilling life. Through active involvement within the session, I strive to assist clients in gaining deeper insight and identifying strengths so that clients can use these attributes to overcome difficulties. I understand that building safety and trust is the most important part of a positive therapeutic experience. For that reason, I work hard to create a safe, comfortable environment where clients can experience acceptance, understand themselves more completely, and work towards their identified goals. I consider it an honor and a privilege to sit with clients as they share their stories.
I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have worked with diverse populations facing challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, grief/loss, parenting, among others. My graduate training has given me the opportunity to work with adjudicated youth in residential treatment, outpatient treatment, as well as outreach counseling services for youth, young adults and elderly.
I am currently working towards my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, where I have also earned my specialist degree. I received my Master’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University.
I work out of the following offices: