I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and I maintain a private practice in Ankeny, IA.
With over 15 years experience working in the mental health field, and as a graduate of Drake University specializing in clinical mental health counseling, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are grief/loss, depression, trauma, anxiety, life changes, first responder issues, addiction, and LGBTQ+ issues.
I have also presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental health and aging, self-care, and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ clients.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
-MS Drake University
-BA Drake University
License & Certifications
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- International Drug & Alcohol Counselor
- National Certified Counselor
Professional Activities and Memberships
-Member of the Polk County Mental Health Response Team
- Member of the American Counseling Association
-Member of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling
-Member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association