My education consists of a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and Bachelors of Social Work with a minor in Human Behavior from Northern Michigan University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor. My career began providing services to some of Kent County’s most vulnerable clients with severe and persistent mental illness. During this time, I provided crisis support to individuals feeling suicidal. I have also worked on a multidisciplinary team alongside physicians, psychiatrists, and nurses providing evidenced based counseling to address all aspects of a person’s health. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. I have also had extensive training in substance use disorders as well as diagnosing and treating borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
My mission is to offer you a compassionate, judgment-free space to help become the best version of yourself. My experience as a counselor has allowed me to understand the resiliency and strength within all people to overcome life’s obstacles.
In counseling, I value you as an expert on your situation. I will collaborate with you to understand what is causing distress in your life and and work with you to set achievable goals. I can help by offering a diagnosis and teaching necessary skills in managing emotions and interpersonal relationships. I value the importance of positive outcomes and use evidence based counseling approaches proven to be effective in managing symptoms caused by anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and bipolar.
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Forms of Payment
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna – out of network only
- Priority Health
- United Behavioral Health
- United Health Care
- Value Options
- I accept cash, checks, and credit cards as forms of payment.
Please continue to watch as I will be adding insurance companies soon.
Here you will find a list of presentations I’ve done for schools, mental health organizations, churches, and other agencies.
- Stress Management for Americorps Members
It’s important to me to continue my education regarding topics that will keep me knowledgeable and trained in the areas that best serve you. Here you will find areas that I specialize in and continue to maintain a high level of expertise.
- 2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training through MACMHB
- Childhood Anxiety Disorders through PESI
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Treatment through PESI
- ADHD and Treatment through PESI
- Motivational Interviewing
- CBT for Co-Occurring; Substance use, Depression, pain management, insomnia, and anxiety through Cherry Health
- Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor CAADC
I have chosen to be affiliated with these organizations because they provide research and trainings that are pertinent to my areas of expertise.
- National Association Social Work (NASW)
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