About Me


While working in community mental health, private practice, and crisis services, I've found a passion for empowering people to find safety and strength during stressful life experiences or after traumatic events. It can be scary to seek help and speak out about your experiences. I value helping my clients find the courage to say “this is enough," "I need to try something different," or "I am worth more" during those difficult situations.


I have worked in the mental health field for about 10 years.  I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology where I published a research on memory and passwords. Our memories are far more impressive than we give credit to by the way!  During my undergraduate degree I hoped to go on to a PhD in Neuroscience, until I started working at a local children's home and realized my true calling was to work directly with people.   From there I took time off to live overseas with hopes to expand my knowledge, experiences, and cultural competency. Upon returning to the U.S. I completed my Masters of Social Work degree which opened up a life long career of working with various populations including refugees, incarcerated clients, those experiencing homelessness, and very severe mental illness or trauma.  Nonetheless, my passion to help people continued to grow and I found that one thing a lot of people have in common regardless of what their life circumstance is... it is scary to ask for help! I started my private practice in hopes to provide a warm, comfortable environment that could make that process, hopefully, a little bit easier. 


  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Relationship Issues (Individual work)

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress

  • Trauma and PTSD



Tel: 737-241-8074

Hours: Monday-Friday by appointment only


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Submissions are not for crisis contact. If you are in crisis, call 911.  Please note, you must be 18 or over to submit an inquiry.

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