Hi There. Welcome.
I love what I do. I love walking with individuals and families through both the highs and lows that come with life and mental health. I enjoy helping people find and utilize their own internal strength and resources to face whatever difficulties life may be throwing at them. I believe that creating meaningful and healthy relationships is the purpose of life and brings lasting joy to our lives.
What does that look like?
The foundation of our work together is spent building a strong and comfortable therapeutic relationship. It is not uncommon to feel nervous about coming to therapy. I get it. My approach is warm, friendly, and welcoming.
Things you may be wondering about: I have a variety of experiences that brought me to this place. I am married. A working mom. Business owner. My husband and I have 2 children adopted from Foster Care. I am a St. Louis native. I love to read, cook, and laugh with people I care about.
I have been working in private practice since February 2011, serving kids, teens, families, and individuals. I enjoy working with people of all ages that struggle with adoption or foster care transitions, anxiety, depression/bi-polar, parenting issues, high functioning autism, and maladaptive perfectionism.
For over 4 years, I worked with The Cancer Support Community of St. Louis leading support groups for children of parents or grandparents who are undergoing cancer treatment.
Prior to private practice, I served as a Campus Minister and then the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University from 2006-2011. The pastoral care and counseling I provided to college and graduate students during this period were life giving and provided inspiration for my next career step.
I also worked at Boys Hope Girls Hope as a Residential Counselor in the adolescent boys’ home.
I graduated from Quincy University in 2000, then attended Covenant Theological Seminary where I received my Masters in Counseling in 2004.