I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor working with people both in-person and virtually in the state of Ohio. I also provide Life Coaching services in all geographic areas both in and outside of Ohio.
After obtaining an M.A. in clinical counseling from Xavier University, I worked with clients in community behavioral health agency settings for 7 years, including teaching weekly 90-minute skills-based groups. I also facilitated several groups at Cancer Support Community for 2 years.
Counseling is my second career. Previously I found success in the corporate sector. I understand first-hand the pressures many clients feel such as burn-out, irritating bosses, and balancing life - work demands. I draw on my array of experiences to support clients in honing their leadership skills, and emotional intelligence in the workplace.
I have meditated, not always consistently, for over 25 years.I view the benefits of mindfulness and meditation through a neuroscience lens rather than a spiritual or religious perspective.
Whether you're facing an important decision, wondering how to respond to a new stressor, or struggling with long term issues, I can provide an unbiased opinion as well as practical tools and skills to help.
Using openness, respect, and humor in a relaxed setting, I tailor my approach to fit each individual client and utilize evidence-based techniques that not only have a lot of evidence to show they really work, but also develop clients' own inner resources. This helps people not only to overcome current challenges, but also to handle problems down the road. Having a go-to skill set significantly reduces anxiety while increasing feelings of confidence and worth as an individual.
While many counselors are trained to be rather hidden and neutral, I work to speak openly from my heart. I'm a real person who sincerely wants to help. Many clients have told me that my down-to-earth and non-judgmental style helps them feel relaxed and secure. I'm passionate about helping you overcome obstacles that get in the way of living your life to the fullest.
Additional training, certifications and experience:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Integrative / Holistic / Strengths-based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Alzheimer's Training - Completed Teepa Snow’s Alzheimer's Summit Workshop
Dignity Therapy - Trained directly with Dr. Harvey Chochinov, founder of Dignity Therapy