You should know is that I am PASSIONATE about my work. It is my duty as a Christian, trained professional, and human being to care about your wellness! I carefully select the clients that I work with, build a great relationship with them, and dedicate all I can to help them achieve their goals! Therapy doesn’t make sense if it doesn’t help you live a life you desire and I aim to help you reach your “wellness” goals, whatever they may be. I don’t enjoy wasting time (or your resources!), so I’ll work quickly to determine if we are a fit; if not, we will part ways so that you can get the help you need.
Regarding my training, I received my Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. I then completed an APA accredited internship through the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center AND an accredited fellowship through the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor VA Medical Center Consortium with an emphasis on Health/Women’s Health. I am fully licensed in the state of Michigan (License Number: 6301015751) and entered private practice several years ago. One of the reasons I started my practice was to have better work-life balance and more time at home with my 3 minions (all girls, no boys, not trying anymore!).
Trained as a scientist-practitioner, I place great importance on staying informed of relevant empirical evidence, literature, and up-to-date practices in my field. I continue to complete continuing education workshops in the areas of, for example, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Gottman Method Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I recognize the important impact of psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual health on our quality of life and I work with clients to make improvements in areas where they are struggling. People often have a unique, yet untapped, ability to rally their personal strengths and live a life of quality despite significant obstacles. I help my clients understand and strengthen that ability every time we meet. I truly believe it is important to live our best lives now and I utilize evidence-based strategies to help my clients do just that. My services often have Bio-psychosocial, spiritual, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Mindfulness underpinnings, which I believe are important for achieving meaningful and lasting change.
I invite you to call me. Consultations are free and I'd love to work with you!