My biggest goal as a therapist is to make clients feel valued and accepted, wherever they may be on their path. Without judgment, I prioritize creating a safe space to talk and unpack life’s many challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. It is important to me to build genuine and trusting relationships with clients, as this creates the foundation for healing. As it is often the way we think about ourselves and the world that keeps us from functioning at our best, my mission is to help you bring these thoughts to your awareness and create a healthier reality. By building upon your strengths and removing cognitive barriers, you will be able to connect to your most authentic self. I am here to help you find your voice and to instill hope that you already have everything you need inside of you to create the life you want to live.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. When working with children and adolescents, I am passionate about finding creative interventions to make therapy a fun and engaging experience, often through art and play techniques. My clinical experience is comprehensive of collegial counseling, residential treatment for at-risk youth, with children and families in the foster care system, and with adults in long-term care facilities. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief, difficulty with adjustments, relational concerns, self-esteem issues, and trauma.
I earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Mount Union and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. I am a Person-Centered Therapist in nature, but work to tailor treatment to meet the individual needs of clients. I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I am excited to learn how I can best support you!