To keep current on various mental health related topics, I am a member of several professional organizations; the American Counseling Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
LICENSES AND DEGREES
- Wright State University (Masters of Science, Mental Health Counseling)
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (E.1700158 OHIO)
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. From an early age I possessed a passion for helping others, thus choosing to become a Special Education teacher was a natural career choice. Due to it’s reputation for training some of the finest teachers in the state of Ohio, I studied to become a Special Education teacher (an Intervention Specialist) at the University of Dayton. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Dayton in 2007.
Since graduating, I have worked as a Special Education teacher at a local high school. While working with the students and their parents in the school, I found that many children and their parents have other personal struggles that they need help working through, which also influences the child’s learning and social development. While still teaching full-time during the day, I went back to school to study Mental Health Counseling at Wright State University and graduated with a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus in marriage and family counseling in 2013. Due to my background and experience as both an educator and a counselor, I feel I have a unique understanding and insight which allows me to help children, young adults, couples, and families who are experiencing personal life challenges.
I focus most of my counseling energy to work with families and couples, individuals, children, young adults, and families who have children with special needs.