I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern under the supervision of Gale Grant-LeRoy. I graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Justice Studies. I then made the move to the University of Cincinnati to earn a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I have experience in several clinical settings including outpatient adult therapy services with adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, school-based therapy services for kids ages 5-12 who were struggling with anxiety, grief, oppositional behaviors, divorce of parents and incarceration of parents, as well as time working on a crisis hotline for adults and adolescents with self-harming behaviors.
In addition to my clinical experiences, I have volunteered with Camp Erin (a grief camp for children and adolescents) and a safe house crisis shelter for women and children who have left abusive relationships.
While obtaining my degree in counseling, I spent time working with adolescents with mild to moderate developmental and physical disabilities through the Transition and Access Program at the University of Cincinnati. During my time with these students we worked on social skills, academic achievement and stress management.
I tend to approach counseling from an ecological perspective, which means that in order to understand you, it is important to also understand your environment and those around you. I believe that it is also important for you to have awareness of your environment and both the role you play in it, and the role it plays in your life.
I believe that it takes a strong individual to seek the support and benefits of counseling. I look forward to helping you identify and work towards your goals!