MS, LPC, LCDC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Certified in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Marriage Friendly Therapy
Individual session: $165
Couples session: $180
I am considered out-of-network with insurance
Throughout my 25-year career as a medical professional, there were times I traveled a parallel journey as a counseling client. Like anyone seeking a therapist, I learned first-hand how difficult it can be to find just the right combination of counseling attributes—that magical marriage of competence and concern that makes it easy to become truly vulnerable with our most personal life issues.
So when I answered the heartfelt call to become a therapist myself, I was in a unique position to provide exactly the kind of counseling I had so long searched for.
Graduating summa cum laude from Utah State University with a BS in Psychology and earning a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling with High Honors, along with my field experience, have given me the expertise to meet a wide variety of my client's needs. I am well versed in the latest counseling sciences, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and certified in Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy. I also am asked to speak at various venues in which I incorporate my education, training and work experience to inform and teach in the areas of trauma, addiction and other current topics.
Yet even with all the wonderful theories I have learned and now practice, I will always remember that the most important element in counseling is the trust relationship between therapist and client. My ultimate goal is to make your therapeutic experience a meaningful connection with someone who truly cares.
We all have core beliefs that shape our worldview. When I first decided to open my own practice, I knew that if I was to be of any help to my clients, I must be upfront about my belief system.
So here it is: my practice is predicated on the belief that human beings are hard-wired with a spiritual bent. I value prayer in my own life, and am open to sharing that profound gift with my clients as requested. Saying that, my own spiritual preferences happen to lean toward a brand of Christianity that—while considered generally orthodox—still permits me a generous and open perspective toward people of all belief systems.
Complete acceptance. No matter what. And in the end, isn't that what we all really hope for?
I have appointment availability Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 1p.m.
Board Member - Chamberlain
School of Nursing