Why I do this
I have a passion for people. I had terrific role models in my life that gave me the desire to help were I could and leave people feeling encouraged when I could not. I am a good listener and I allow individuals to be open and share as they are willing and work on the issues that bring them to my office without judgement. Each individual has a unique story that will guide the work done within the sessions.
LAC Licensed Addiction Counselor
LPC-MH Licensed Practicing Counselor-Mental Health
NCC National Certified Counselor
Along with the licensure and certification I have training in risk assessment, LEAP, Suicide prevention, and have experience of working on a local Mobile Crisis Team in the past. I also have experience with emotional intensity and identifying those intense emotions and how we react to them. I have done clinical supervision and trained individuals getting their certifications and licensure in both addictions and mental health. Within the community I have connected with DSS and Child Protection, local hospitals and clinics, addiction agencies, Vo-Rehabilitation Services, homeless shelters, Parole, Probation, and attorneys for work with clients. I have done chemical dependency screening and assessments in the agency, school and hospital settings and made appropriate referrals to prevention, outpatient, residential, and inpatient treatments.
If you would like to check references for my work, I would be happy to provide numbers for you.