I have made my home and established a private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives.
I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
I have over 20 years of experience as a mental health counselor. Before starting my own practice, I was a psychotherapist and urgent care counselor at Austin Regional Clinic (later named Integrated Mental Health). Prior to that, I was the social services director at Palmview Psychiatric Hospital in Lakeland, Florida. I have assisted victims at the Center for Battered Women, and have worked with adolescents and adults in overseas military schools and other psychiatric settings.
Client Focus (Age)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Therapy Session $100-$150