Treatment Philosophy

Areas of Expertise & Interest

Experience & Training

Client Age Range

Age 16 and up

By reaching out for support, a client has taken the first step in acknowledging an interest and willingness to learn, adapt, and grow.  As a counselor, I strive to help clients build upon that momentum by providing a safe and supportive environment to share and explore their feelings, thoughts, relationships, and behaviors. It is my hope to create a strong therapeutic alliance based on authentic discourse to work towards a client’s treatment goals.  I work collaboratively with each client to leverage their strengths, to enhance their coping mechanisms, and to develop new strategies for managing what life may be presenting at a given time and in the future. 

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  My training included serving individuals at the campus counseling center, the career center, and a rape crisis center.  Most recently, I work in higher education in the area of career counseling/coaching by supporting individuals as they navigate decision-making, career planning, and issues of wellness and identity. 

I look forward to supporting clients navigating issues related to life transitions that may be causing stress, anxiety, depression, and grief.  I use a variety of therapeutic techniques and strategies based on a client’s presenting concerns and readiness to engage in the therapeutic process. These techniques are often rooted in a cognitive-behavioral and/or solution-based theoretical orientation.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, seeing musicals, and spending time with my family (most often at a hockey rink).