Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I received my master’s degree from Kutztown University in 2017. Counseling is a second career for me as I spent most of my working career in the private business sector. I felt a call to complete my counseling degree and shift into work that I truly love. It has been an incredible internal journey and I have been so grateful for the opportunity to be where I am today.
I have worked in Counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings primarily with Dual diagnosed drug and alcohol clients. Working with the dual diagnosis client means that most of the clients I have worked with during my career have had either a primary or ancillary diagnosis of a mental health condition. Because of this I have been afforded the ability to work with a wide range of clients.
I work from a solution focused and client centered perspective. Helping people remember solutions they may already have that may have been forgotten. I think that we all have strengths we may not recognize. Old solutions to new problems.
As a drug and alcohol provider I believe in the use of family systems interventions to look at ways problems develop and how challenging our belief systems can assist in creating new understanding of the problem of addiction. I also work with dual diagnosis problems and recognize that which came first is not as important as how mental health and addiction are highly interactive and create challenges for those who experience both conditions. I also do energy work and am certified in Reiki.
I am interested in diversity and have experience in clients of all ages from adolescent to seniors. I work well with members of the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders and other mental health conditions. I am also able to work with those who are unsure what they want to gain from counseling and want to explore ways to identify goals they have not been able to fully clarify.