While it is common to feel “unraveled” when daily stresses or severe traumas occur, everyone can find meaningful solutions. I believe that everyone is unique. My desire is to assist my clients, including adolescents, adults and couples, find a balance between that uniqueness and daily trials within a healthy need for relationship. Meeting you where you are, I propose to identify goals and collaboratively formulate a plan of hope to promote resilience for the current situation.
After many years of teaching in public and private schools, I began understanding the significance of relationships as I learned to listen to my students. Having earned an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Education and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, it is now my honor to serve as a Licensed Professional Counselor-intern, and Resident Therapist at Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute under the supervision of Amy Fuller, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S.
Considering possible biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors within a framework of personal responsibility, I currently utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person Centered and Existential Therapies, depending on your individual strengths and needs. I believe that various expressive arts are tools that can be used effectively within each of these therapies
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband, family and pets. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, music, painting, reading and writing.