As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience, I am passionate about helping people make positive and lasting life changes. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with the knowledge, tools and skills to create the life you want. I offer a holistic therapy approach, welcoming and incorporating all aspects of the human experience: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Iwork with a broad range of clientele, including adolescents and adults, from different lifestyles and orientations, formulating therapy to best fit their needs.
I help my clients focus on identifying obstacles that are causing them to feel stuck and offer a path of guidance for making more satisfying choices.
As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging and direct. I combine my experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
I aim to create a relaxed, comfortable environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts, frustrations, and behaviors, without fear, judgment or shame.
Whatever your reason for looking into therapy, I’m glad that you are here. It means that you are ready for a change. I want to help you improve the life experiences you are having, discover ways to build your strengths, and develop new skills and insights that will empower you to live a more meaningful, connected and fulfilling life.
I completed my graduate training, a Master’s of Social Work, MSW, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in the state of Wisconsin and hold membership in my professional industry association. I maintain regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance the quality of my work.
Before starting my own practice in 2009, I began my career as a Social Worker at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. I spent over 5 years working in different levels of care, including: inpatient, partial, and residential programs, each with different populations.
At Rogers, the majority of my training was spent working with adolescents and adults who struggled with Eating Disorders and co-occurring illnesses, such as: depression/anxiety, OCD, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem and boundary issues.
I also have completed training in:
- Maudsley Family Therapy, University of Chicago-Illinois
- Trauma, Levels 1 and 2, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Gottman Method Couples Counseling, Levels 1 and 2, Chicago, IL
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Theory and Practice of Yoga Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
My background and experiences enable me to be an extremely effective therapist who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.