Why did I become a Therapist? I found that I am always talking with and helping others, which I really enjoy. I have envisioned working in private practice since late elementary school. I have a great deal of fun with my work and I certainly hope my clients end up having as much fun as I do!
My favorite things to work with are couples counseling (communication problems, sexual difficulties, sexually compulsive behavior (aka sex addiction), anger management.
My educational background includes a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Indiana University. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana campus), where I double majored in Psychology and Sociology. I also earned a minor in Computer Technology. In addition, I’ve received training on a variety of clinical subjects including anger management, anxiety, couples counseling, codependency, personality disorders, PTSD, and various types of sexual issues. I continue to learn more about counseling and therapy by participating in anger management workshops and various trainings, as well as reading and lecturing about various topics related to counseling and online coaching.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) License Number: 34005584A [Verify]
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) License Number: 87000233A [Verify]
Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT (CST) [Verify]
Certified Financial Social Work Counselor (CFSW)
On the personal side, I grew up in the Lafayette area and have spent the majority of my life here. When I’m not at the office, I can usually be found fishing, going to local festivals, and traveling the West Coast and Desert Southwest.