Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who joined GBCC in March 2010. I studied Psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Central Missouri, earning a Bachelors degree in 1999. I later completed my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Towson University in 2006.
I take an eclectic approach to counseling, employing humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and insight-oriented interventions. I feel that the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the therapy process and I work to provide a safe environment for people to explore the issues that brought them in to counseling. I work with people to identify goals and make changes that are meaningful and important to them. I strive to empower individuals to make their own choices and changes, from the perspective that we are all responsible for our own health, happiness, and well-being. I believe in the relationship between physical and mental health and that by cultivating one, we improve the other.
I specialize in working with individual adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, self esteem, stress management, and adjustment to life’s changes. I have experience working with victims of domestic violence and take an equality-focused approach in relationship counseling.