professional   I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the mental health for nearly 30 years now and still love it. My professional career includes work in a variety of places including residential programs, corporations and community mental health. I’ve held positions as staff, group leader, manager, program coordinator and clinical director but I continue to find my passion is for the individual therapy relationship. I have the most experience with teens and young adults, often who have traumas, and practice from a variety of theories and styles, preferring to see what each client finds the most helpful. I believe each person’s life is unique and will spend the time to learn about you as a crucial part of the therapy process. I am certified in EMDR and have seen this help many people benefit from this when they seem “stuck”. I also use cognitive, solution focused, humanistic, person-centered therapies and, when appropriate, humor. Many people are hesitant to seek therapy and I’m pretty good at helping others feel comfortable and safe.