I completed my graduate degree and training in clinical social work at The Ohio State University in 1998. I’ve been independently licensed to practice psychotherapy since 2000 and have over 20 years of clinical experience. Throughout that time, I’ve worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including hospice care, inpatient psychiatric, and outpatient therapy. Additionally, during my graduate training, I studied women’s issues, culture, spirituality, and social work while abroad in India. Beginning in 2001, I had the pleasure and honor of living and practicing on the remote Hopi Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona. And later, while volunteering in Zambia, I developed and facilitated a teacher-training workshop on children’s grief issues. It was in 2003 that I began developing a specialty focus on trauma. I am an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, having completed additional training and clinical consultation in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Outside of work, I spend time with my family and friends, explore the water on my paddleboard, run and play along the shore, or relax with a good mystery novel and a cat on my lap.