Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have a passion for working with Children, Teenagers, Adults, Elderly and Disabled individuals. I specialize in working with anyone who has experienced traumatic events or has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a certified EMDR Therapist. EMDR is a type of therapy that helps people heal from emotional and bodily distress after experiencing a traumatic life event. I am also trained in Play Therapy, which is used with children. Other areas of interest include: addictions and compulsions, anxiety, attachment, communication problems, couples and marital counseling, depression, divorce issues, grief or loss issues, pain, Play Therapy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma and others.

I have worked in a variety of work settings including hospitals, not for profit agencies, Hospice, and  Community Mental Health.  I transitioned into private practice in 2017.  I have worked collaboratively with teams of professionals through the health system, schools, other area agencies and medical systems.

As a mental health therapist my first goal is to help you feel comfortable talking about the concerns that are bringing you into therapy. It is important to me that you are heard and understood in a non-judgemental environment. It is also vital that you see progress toward reaching your goals for therapy.
Additionally, I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Certified EMDR Consultant. I provide consultation services for clinicans who are beginning to learn EMDR Therapy. I have over 30 years of career experience and enjoy meeting and helping others.