“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain of identity then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is the most precious gift one can give another.” -Carl Rodgers
As a counselor for the last 7 years I found that my greatest joy is to know that I’ve made an impact in the lives of my clients. My focus in therapy revolves around the client and their specific needs. Whether a person is just needing some support or wants to make major changes in their life, I can help. I enjoy working with people of all ages, particularly adolescents through adulthood. I work with individuals that need assistance with coping with depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, relationship issues and trauma. I also enjoy working with children and families to help manage behavioral problems and parent training. I have a clinical background in severe mental illness, corrections and crisis management. I obtained my Master’s degree from Ball State University with focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My therapeutic perspective is eclectic and molds to the needs of my clients, I use techniques such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy.