I am a licensed counselor with more than 20 years of experience in the field of grief, loss, end-of-life issues and trauma. I received my Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of MO-St. Louis in 2014. After graduation, I started my own private practice working with individuals, families and groups. Prior to private practice, I worked with a hospice program assisting patients and families through the grieving process. I facilitated grief support groups and offered psycho-educational programs, workshops and presentations to bereaved families and professionals.
My own personal experiences with grief and loss have shaped the way I assist clients while allowing me to feel more in tune with understanding what one may be experiencing.Through my professional experience, I have companioned individuals and families through life transitions and other adversities: anxiety, depression, chronic illness, end-of-life care, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, co-dependency, parenting and relationship issues.
Professional affiliation: Member of American Counseling Association
My approach to the therapeutic relationship with a client is one that is humanistic, holistic and integrative. I believe that various modalities of therapy can be helpful. Because humans are not the same, unique approaches to a person’s challenges need to be explored. I believe that the most important part of good therapy is the genuine connection between therapist and client. If rapport and trust is built, growth can begin.
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