To help you determine how I can assist you in reaching your therapy goals and whether I am a good fit for you, it may be helpful for you to know more about me. I earned two degrees from Arizona State University: a Master of Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with emphasis in intercultural communication and organizational communication. I hold certification in Compassionate Bereavement Care(tm) from the Center for Loss and Trauma and the MISS Foundation, which helps parents through the traumatic grief accompanying the loss of a child, no matter what the age.
My early work experience included administration and management in the accounting field and in the Distance Learning & Technology and Counseling Psychology departments at Arizona State University. I became interested in becoming a counselor when I worked as the coordinator of the Counselor Training Center at ASU. After completing an internship at LaFrontera-Empact Suicide Prevention Center, I served as an outpatient therapist at Mountain Health & Wellness, an integrated health care facility serving Apache Junction and rural areas in Arizona. Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures with a variety of presenting concerns, I believe in an individual’s capacity and desire to improve her or his life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I help clients access their own strengths and resources for self-understanding and meaning-making. Clients’ goals often include well-being, peace and resolution; my goal is to help you get there.
In addition to my passion for counseling and developing meaningful relationships, I bring a wealth of life experience to our counseling sessions. I am the mother of two adult children and having journeyed through the loss of my infant son, I help individuals and families who struggle with their own unique grief experience. I bring compassion and understanding when I meet with you where you are at and listen to your story.
I am licensed through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association and the Arizona Counselors Association.