I have 9 years of clinical experience spanning work within community mental health, hospice, corrections, and those serving internationally. Through these opportunities, I have connected with children, teenagers, college students, adults, couples, and families. I have broad experience in telemental health assessment, support and triage. It has been an incredible privilege to come alongside clients as they face struggle, distressing symptoms, or brokenness and be able to work together to pursue change, healing, and growth.
In addition to my clinical experience, I have served internationally with a Christian relief and development organization in Lira, Uganda working with an HIV/AIDS program that provided support to Ugandan nationals living in internally displaced people camps. Prior to moving to the Boone area, I served alongside my husband in pastoral ministry in central Illinois for six years.
My clinical approach is grounded in a strengths-based, client-centered perspective that engages key elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, Family Structural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and resilience research. Any approach utilized is with the permission of the client.
Another key element of my professional and personal identity is my faith in Christ. Believing in and following Christ has been a true source of joy, hope, wisdom, healing, peace, and resilience in my own life. My passion is to come alongside people in times and seasons of brokenness and direct them to the redemptive and restorative work of Christ. If it is your preference, we can integrate faith into the counseling process.
I love living in the high country with my husband and two boys. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, read, hike, watch Masterpiece Theater, learn, and create.