I am a licensed clinical social worker with the state of Indiana and am also a certified life coach. I have almost 30 years of clinical experience working with all ages and their families in a wide variety of areas within the mental health field. This includes depression, anxiety, stress management, communication skills, abuse recovery, grief and many others. Practice locations have included both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as a private practice. In my work with clients, it is my intention to help you find that balance between needing insight into past experiences and current thinking and behavior patterns that influence those experiences, while also empowering you to move beyond them into a sense of healing and purpose. I also emphasize a continuous connection between mind, body and spirit. Each of these aspects of ourselves influences the other and learning how to nurture each of those parts of ourselves can go a long way toward helping someone feel whole again. As we work together, it is very important to me that a client experiences a sense of safety and acceptance for who they are and where they are in their lives. I am especially dedicated to embracing diversity and inclusion. As a Christian counselor, that inclusion is even more central to my practice. Although my faith foundation is Christian, I value an interfaith approach and have incorporated practices from many spiritual traditions into my own life. As a result, I thoroughly enjoy interacting with different cultures and learning from their perspectives. This means all spiritual paths are welcome in mine as long as we can be respectful. There are so many wounds that can occur in people's lives as a result of spiritual interpretations. Christ's teachings of love and compassion are my foundation and this means that I am committed to an "open door" policy toward oppressed and frequently marginalized communities. I cast a wide circle and believe we are all connected. This desire to be inclusive also comes from my experiences as a woman with a life-long disability. I am dedicated to being a safe place for you to share your experiences. I look forward to meeting you and am honored by your trust.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #34003596A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
LCSW #COVID Tempory Liscense (Expires: 2021-05-31)
LCSW #EL06387 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
Very good experience so far