After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology, I have been passionately serving in the healthcare field since 1987. My first steps on this path were as a parent educator, labor doula, and massage therapist in the hospital setting. It was an honor to support individuals and families as they confront difficult decisions and major life transitions. At times of my own personal crisis, the insights and understanding of a compassionate therapist changed my life. It is in this light, that I was drawn to pursue my master's degree in social work to become a licensed clinical counselor.
Central to my approach in therapy is the belief that there are many paths to the same destination. It is through a team approach that we non-judgmentally explore a person's reason's for seeking counseling with a sense of curiosity. With a holistic framework of wellness, I incorporate an evolving variety of techniques into practice including mindfulness, body-based awareness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I consider it a privilege to accompany others on their journey toward optimal mental health and wellness.
As my partner and I navigate the joys and challenges of a bi-racial relationship, my awareness, humility and compassion for issues of diversity and cultural acceptance have become an integral part of everyday life. I am, also, the proud mother of two grown children and a doting grandmother for my grandson and two step-grandchildren. I am nurtured by having my hands in the garden, hiking in nature, traveling, and laughing with friends.