I earned my Bachelor of Science in Social work from Eastern Michigan University in 2002. After graduation, I worked in Wayne County at two local non-profit Community Mental Health agencies. I attended graduate school at Wayne State University while working full-time, and achieved my Master of Social Work degree. I eventually moved to the Lansing area in 2007, where I continued to work for Community Mental Health in Ionia county for almost 12 years.
My roles varied from Case Manager, Intensive Case Manager, working in Assertive Community Treatment teams, limited research roles, department supervisor, and evaluation of individuals for service eligibility both in-person and over-the-phone. I also facilitated group/in-house training for both professionals and clients. Through my previous work experience, I was able to become a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC). I am also dedicated and enthusiastic about providing clinical supervision to our up and coming social workers.
I value holistic approaches and understand the importance of balancing mind, body, and spirit. My passions include crisis intervention, empowering others, advocating, and providing a safe space for my clients to unpack years of distress and emotional turmoil. I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves, I offer an eclectic approach based upon the individual’s needs and overall personal goals. My overall goal is for each individual to find the light within themselves and to work together on cleaning the light in order for it to shine brightly from within themselves in order for them to live their life exactly how we are all meant to live, joyous, happy and free while discovering their life’s purpose.
Just as my professional style is eclectic, so is my personality. No matter the role I provide you services, I guarantee you will be met with honesty, hard work, bluntness, fairness, with a little sprinkle of sarcasm and humor all wrapped in love, acceptance, and empathy at all times.
In summary, “The road to success is always under construction” (Lily Tomlin) and “Hope can save the world one person at a time” (CRM)