I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from Mid America Nazarene University, with an emphasis in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. I also hold a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and I spent fourteen years practicing law before transitioning to the counseling profession.
I have diverse experience in the private practice of counseling and in community counseling clinical settings. I work with individuals, older teens, couples, and families. My clinical experience includes treatment of depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, trauma, relationship distress, infidelity, weight and eating concerns, and grief.
An avid reader, I am devoted to continued professional development through research, mentoring relationships, and formal training. I also enjoy working with the next generation of counselors as an Adjunct Professor in MidAmerica Nazarene University’s graduate counseling program.
I am a Christ-follower and active in my church community. My husband of 29 years is my best friend, and we have two children who are young adult and college age. My family enjoys sports, hiking and biking on vacation, and our beloved toy poodle. I also love to care for my mind and body through regular practices of running, group fitness, weight lifting, and yoga.
I consider counseling to be a high calling and I am honored when I have the privilege of walking with another person on his or her healing journey. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!