I earned my bachelor’s degree in deaf education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and hold multiple Pennsylvania teaching certificates. After teaching for many years, I returned to my alma mater and earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health. I have training and experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, including traumatic loss, as well as those dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions. I have also trained and worked with college students of all ages who are negotiating the challenges of planning and achieving college and career goals.
I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy. Instead, I strive to build genuine, non-judgmental relationships using a compassionate and relational style infused with humor. I am approachable and real because I believe the best relationships are formed between two people who show up authentically and not in sterile, overly clinical environments. Therapy is an opportunity to explore old patterns, create new ones, and to find your voice. Together, we will create a space where you feel safe enough to put down your walls and explore what is working in your life, what is not, and how to get you to where you want to be.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.