As of November 1, 2020, I cannot accept new clients until further notice
Independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, with over 30 years of healthcare experience.
How I Work With Clients
You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck in a pattern of anxiety and depression, or realize that past experiences are having a troubling impact on your life. If you want to look at your situation with new eyes and new understanding and begin to move forward in life again, I can help.
As a result of our work together you should have a clearer view of yourself and your relationships, feel calmer, more positive, and able to make better life decisions. Together we will learn from your past and work to resolve old issues, paving the way for an increased sense of well being now and into the future.
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist who uses EMDR and other proven techniques including integrative, interpersonal therapy, and hypnosis. EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Issues I Can Help You Resolve
I help clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, chronic illness, chronic pain, medical trauma, problems stemming from difficult childhood experiences, attachment issues, dissociation, and dissociative identity disorder. I use EMDR to offer smoking cessation assistance.
EMDR based therapy for chronic pain is effective in many cases of low back pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, whiplash, irritable bowel syndrome, and sexual pain disorder. Other types of pain may respond favorably, as well.
Before becoming a therapist I gained over 30 years of healthcare experience as a registered nurse, which adds depth to my understanding of the interplay between emotions and the body. This knowledge is helpful in cases of medical trauma, chronic illness and chronic pain. I am licensed by the Ohio CSWMFT Board and am a Certified EMDR Therapist, by EMDRIA. Please feel free to verify my credentials at the links above.
University of Dayton
2011 - 2014
Master's of Science in Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
1968 - 1975
Associate of Applied Science, Registered Nurse
Bachelor of General Studies, Art and Philosophy
All counseling sessions, from intake through closure, are held via telehealth. I utilized a HIPAA compliant, secure video platform hosted by SimplePractice, my practice management software. Connecting for a session is easy using your computer, tablet, or phone. I will send you a link to the session on the day of the appointment, and you just click to join. You will receive instructions on connecting as part of you intake package, including information on downloading the SimplePractice app, which is required if using a phone.
Most insurance companies provide coverage for telehealth therapy in the same way in-person visits are covered, but you may wish to verify this with your insurer prior to scheduling.