Currently,  I am not accepting new clients in either offices. thank you for visiting my website.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo

My Story

Hello, I am a licensed clinical social worker  (LCSW).  I received my masters in social work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2013. I am  certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy.  I specialize in treating trauma and helping people resolve various issues. In addition, I have been trained to use EMDR techniques to help with pain. 

I have been a licensed social worker for 30 years.  My first career, of 19 years, was helping families and children who struggled with legal issues. 

I was a member of the drug court treatment team. I have facilitated a varied of groups: relapse recovery, cognitive self change, Voices group, and trauma groups. I have worked with girls, boys, men, and woman.   I have also taught Parent Project classes. 

I worked in an acute psychiatric hospital for 7 years.  Every day I saw how trauma directly impacts a person’s behaviors, decisions, and life. 

I am trained in Critical Incident Stress Response (CISM) by the International Critical Stress Management Foundation, Inc.  I am a active member of a critical  incident response  team.  

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  I focus my continuing education on trauma to ensure I am competent in dealing with trauma.

 

I am also a Certified First Responder Counselor. What does that mean:)   I have additional training and skills to work with  first responders.  I am culturally competent to work with first responders.  I specialize in first responders, who are dear to my heart.  

My mission as a therapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment for my clients in order to address their issues.  My approach is honest, straight-forward, and compassionate.  I help clients explore their inner strengths, decrease negative symptoms, increase coping skills, and have a fulfilling life of well-being.
 

Personally, I love spending time with family, the outdoors, riding horses, and camping.  

 

how can i help you?

Are you having challenges with post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, self-esteem, or other issues?

I will be able to assist you using a variety of techniques such as: EMDR, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. 

I provide individual therapy to assist people in dealing with a current crisis, past trauma, or other life issues creating challenges in ones life.

 

I specialize in working with first responders  and military personnel.  

I am able to provide debriefs after critical incidents for first responders. 

Groups are available, Please call for consultation for groups.