One of my many goals in life is helping adults find solutions to everyday problems, whether they be at home or work. One of my motto's in therapy is, "spend less time reacting and more time acting toward the solution". If you are ready to take a more assertive approach to your issues, then let's get started!
My twenty years of experience in mental health has only helped me gain valuable experience with some of the top clinicians and educators in the field. My experience has also lead me to write, teach and lead groups to better understand the self and how to improve our cognitions (thinking patterns) which then lead to behavior changes. This is the premise of Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT. A Master's degree from the Mandel School of Applied School Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was my first stepping stone into to Cognitive Behavior & Solution-Focused therapies.
My undergraduate degrees are from the University of Kansas (double major in Psychology with Human Development & Family Life) and Wichita State University (Social Work). I have had fortunate employment opportunities working at The Menninger Clinic (Topeka, KS), Henry Ford Behavioral Health, William Beaumont Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Associates in Psychiatry & Psychology, and various community mental health centers including those affiliated with the Middle Eastern communities.
If you are between the ages of 18-70 and struggle with depression (includ. postpartum), anxiety (incl. test anxiety), family or marital issues, eating and weight management, work place conflicts, or lack of assertiveness, self-esteem or self-confidence then you have started your journey to becoming happier and healthier in your life.