"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn't make sense. "
My background in psychology, the experiential arts and behavioral health brings a unique blend of professional experiences to my work as a community counselor and group facilitator. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus in creativity studies and psycho-biology.
I have spent 8 years working at a comprehensive community-based mental health and recovery agency working first hand with children, adults and families affected by severe mental illness, emotional distress, and/or chemical dependency (2009-2017). This passion has fueled my further study into a graduate program at The University of Dayton; where I received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015.
My educational training was rooted in compassion, mindfulness and appreciating cultural differences and their influence on the counseling practice. I developed a broader contextual understanding of the holistic (mind, body, spirit) nature of the human experience.
For 1.5 years I was a lead clinician at the Legacy Freedom Treatment Center in Columbus, OH (2017-2018). I helped facilitate treatment groups and individual counseling for individuals, couples, and families in a setting that employed a holistic approach to mental health therapy and outpatient addiction and substance abuse treatment. The focus was on building lasting relationships and tailoring treatment to support the unique strengths, needs and interests of each individual client.
Current Clinical Work
I have a private practice in Columbus, OH and offer professional counseling services for individuals, couples and families. I often work with people who are dealing with the difficulties of resolving trauma, whose symptoms often appear as depression and anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, chronic pain and illness, or self-destructive behaviors. E-counseling (online audio/video sessions) available to individuals located in the State of Ohio.
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