CTSS/ARMHS Clinical Supervisor
Certification: Maudsley Family-Based Treatment Certified (FBT), Graduate Study in Trauma Informed Counseling Certification
Year Joined: 2020
Years of Experience: 6
Undergraduate School: Olivet Nazarene University
Undergraduate Degree: BS
Graduate School: Olivet Nazarene University
Graduate Degree: MA
While I have experience with a wide range of clients and diagnosis I have received additional training and experience in the areas of trauma and eating disorders. I have a passion for working with youth and families especially.
I use a variety of approaches depending on a person's specific needs and age. I believe each person and family benefits from their own tailor made plan. I do focus on a current model of CBT as well as use of DBT skills, which are both fairly structured methods. I come from a Brief Solution Focused background as well, which I believe is very effective for setting specific goals and then meeting them as effectively as possible while focusing on solutions not problems. With children the framework always includes some aspect of Play Therapy.
I enjoy the outdoors and spending time outside with my husband and our Great Dane. I also enjoy reading fantasy fiction and traveling when I get the chance.