My Approach to Helping
Are you tired of feeling like you’re barely surviving each day? I help those who are tired, frustrated, and hurting learn to heal and thrive
The world can be traumatizing at times, and we may sometimes get tired and want to give up. There is hope! I believe we each have what we need inside of us to live the life we imagined; sometimes we just need a little help.
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Social Work degree in 1992. I am dually and independently licensed in the State of Ohio in mental health (Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor, or LISW-S) and substance abuse (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor - Clinical Supervisor, or LICDC-CS). I started out working with children and families, foster care, and adoption at non-profit agencies, helping families to overcome obstacles to success. For the past 19 years, I have worked with men and women who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, other mental health issues, substance use issues, and other issues, to learn the skills and thought processes needed to become successful.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help you learn how your thought process impacts the choice you make, which can determine your success. I also use motivational interviewing to meet you where you are and learn where you would like to be.
You’ve already taken the first step. Sometimes we just need someone who will listen to us, work with us, and walk with us, to achieve what appeared to be unachievable.