My treatment philosophy focuses on developing rapport and maintaining a positive relationship with my clients. I generally use an eclectic, yet largely Cognitive-Behavioral approach to therapy. I tend to deliver a very honest and forward style that I refer to as “Reality Based Therapy.” I also typically use humor in my approach to help clients open up about subjects that they may initially find difficult to discuss.
I received my B.S. in Psychology and my M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. I have worked with diverse populations in inpatient Psychiatric settings, group homes for people with varying issues, and in many local school districts. I also earned my School Psychology certificate and M.A. in School and Community Psychology from Wayne State University and have recently spent a great deal of my career working as a School Psychologist. I have years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, sexual issues, relationship counseling, effective communication, substance abuse issues, and making positive lifestyle changes.