My approach is all about creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your feelings and experiences. Whether you're struggling with substance use or facing mental health issues like depression and anxiety, we'll work together to get to the root of the matter and discover effective strategies to cope and thrive.
I'm also LGBTQ+ affirming, which means I understand the unique challenges that can arise in the LGBTQ+ community. I'm here to offer understanding, acceptance, and support as you navigate your journey, ensuring that you feel seen and heard throughout the process.
Therapy isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. That's why I tailor my methods to meet your individual needs and goals. Together, we'll focus on your strengths, build resilience, and empower you to make positive changes in your life.
I believe that seeking help is a courageous step, and I'm honored to be a part of your journey toward a happier and more fulfilling life.
I am extremely grateful to be doing this work alongside John and to have the privilege of witnessing the personal growth journeys of my clients.
Areas of interest/specialties:
Coping with Addiction in the Family
LGBTQIA+ - Including assessments and referral letters for gender-affirming medical care
Mindfulness (including mindfulness-based relapse prevention and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR))
Life transitions and stress
Internal Family Systems and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Informed
Seeing Ages 13+
I have an MSW and BSW from Wayne State University and am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through MCBAP.
I thrive on working with my clients to help them to make positive changes and overcome the fear that usually comes with change. I have seen the way therapy can impact people's lives and witnessing that transition brings me great joy. I feel therapy is a benefit that everyone should take advantage of and that the best way to live life is by seeking personal growth. I would love to help you with escaping drudgery, anxiety, and fear and shifting your life to live with purpose and intent. I am experienced in helping people overcome the grasp of alcohol and drug addiction and start on a healthier path.
I feel privileged to be working alongside Jen. Her compassionate nature, proficiency, and attention to detail truly make her an admirable clinician and person. I hold immense respect for her, and it's heartening to see that she shares the same zeal for assisting others as I do.
My credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. I am licensed as a master of social work in the State of Michigan and am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.