My work is in helping clients overcome their fears and anxieties so they can become successful in their lives. My goal is to work myself out of a job, so I seek to equip and empower clients with tools. I have specialized training and supervision in providing art as therapy, EMDR therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, Christian counseling, and grief/forgiveness modules of Gestalt therapy. I also utilize traditional therapies (CBT, DBT, REBT). I enjoy tailoring hemispheric care for individuals, couples, and families. Human problems can be complicated, but therapy doesn’t have to be!
Areas of Expertise:
• grief • anxiety • depression • divorce care • trauma • childhood sexual abuse • women’s issues • bipolar • complex issues • autism • pastoral care • OCD • cultural and identity adjustment • eating disorders • intellectual disability • developmental delay •
Settings and Populations I Provided Counseling Ministries Include:
4000+ hours in…
• 2 prisons • 1 psychiatric hospital for minors & juvenile delinquents • 1 mental health emergency center • 2 hotlines • 2 community centers • 1 school • 1 preschool • 1 college • 3 churches • 2 non profits for deaf & developmentally delayed persons • 2 women’s safe havens • 1 halfway house for returning citizens • 1 geriatrics facility • 2 service centers for developmental delay • 2 service centers for autism • 2 private practices •
Excellence Via Preventative Care Service:
During my clinicals, I had four supervisors, one of whom would video record my performance for clinical review. As a licensed professional, I continually choose to ensure quality of care for my patients. Currently, I work with two supervisors. At any given time, my work is held accountable. I take this extra step of preventative care for my patients’ safety and wellbeing.
Excellence Via Proactive Care Service:
At Darby Creek Counseling & Neurotherapy Center, we return every phone call. Even if we cannot help you, we will provide referrals to those who can.
Education & Credentials
BA Art History & Curatorial Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA General Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
MA Pastoral Care & Clinical Counseling, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Ohio
EMDR Therapist EMDR Trained Therapist, EMDRIA
CPLCF Certified PeaceLove Expressive Arts CREATOR Facilitator, PeaceLove Studios
CDMF Certified Dance Mindfulness Facilitator, Institute of Mindfulness
CLL Certified Laughter Leader, World Laughter Tour