It is an honor to interact with people in a healing manner that allows and encourages self-expression, awareness, and growth. Anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, varying forms of loss/grief, aging complications and end-of-life issues are often reasons for referral to my practice. Goals are established along with a plan for achieving such. Concepts explored within sessions may include mood, life experiences, hopes, stressors/triggers, family history, self-care, etc.
Prior to receiving a Master’s in Social Work, I worked as a caseworker for the Juvenile Court. MSW professional experience includes Private Practice for the last 14 years and Hospice Social Work for 6 years. An integrative approach is utilized in theory and practice as it allows for increased flexibility in a practice which is generally strengths-based. Emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual (not meaning religious) connection and care are recognized as significant in goal setting and interventions. Operating from a person-centered perspective, a client is accepted as he/she presents in a supportive, encouraging, and nonjudgmental manner.
Treatment modalities may include though not be limited to…
Supportive therapy, active listening, validation, life review, self-care, mindfulness, problem-solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress reduction techniques, self-regulatory skills, modeling/role-playing psychoeducational, and community referral.
Master’s of Social Work from Michigan State University in 2003 with Clinical and Aging concentrations
Bachelor’s of Science with majors in Social Work and Sociology from Western Michigan University
Through the State of MI. Clinical and Macro Practice
Telehealth; currently offering telephone or internet audio/video options.
The attached photo represents my interest in the outdoors and gardening. I found the chain link fence in the background to be interesting. How might that speak to you? Namaste.