I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for the last 28 years. My experiences have been in both outpatient and inpatient settings with children as young as 3 through adults in their 80s. I have counseled individuals in pain management programs, rehabilitation/nursing facilities, geriatric programs, children and adolescent programs, and substance abuse programs. I have worked extensively with clients who were sexually, physically, and emotionally abused.
I currently teach part-time online undergraduate and graduate classes at a Christian university in the departments of psychology and human development. I have taught for 15 years. Courses I teach cover aging and end-of-life issues, death and dying, developing human potential, the psychology of adjustment, interpersonal relations, and the power and wisdom of love.
Additionally, I was a behavioral health coach on a chronic conditions health team for six years. I coached clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or bipolar. My clients achieved goals with weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation and chronic health issues (heart disease, lung disease, asthma, back pain, and arthritis).
Prior to working in the mental health field, I taught special education classes in elementary and high school and worked as a school psychologist in public schools for 14 years. When I was a school psychologist, I taught Parenting with Love and Logic Workshops for parents, counseled students, evaluated students for learning and emotional problems, and worked with teachers on behavioral issues.
I have always been passionate about my work; as it is exciting to see others learn, grow and make positive changes in their lives. I believe therapy is more than attending sessions. Therapy tends to be useful when the client is invested in their therapy and continues to work between sessions through journaling, practicing new skills, attending self-help groups and gaining knowledge from self-help books. I look forward to working with you on your journey of growth and change.
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