In my past 13 years of clinical experience, I've worked with a variety of different individuals with varying presenting problems. I have extensive experience in providing care to children, adolescents, marriages, and families. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, but adapt to meet the unique needs of each individual. My primary investment is providing quality service to each client in a way that they recognize and believe is working for them. My goal is that my clients feel understood and walk away with a sense of progress being made.
I am passionate about being a part of the healing and changing process. It is exciting to come alongside others and see how the challenging moments of our lives can be impotus for meaningful change. How I think through the therapeutic process is affected by the lens of my faith, although I believe in respecting each person's belief system regardless of it being different from my own. I believe that God promises to redeem our hurts as we take responsibility for ourselves and relationships. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this process. I deeply value the courage it takes to make that step toward change.
I am a wife and mother to four children. I enjoy good food, spending time outside, writing, and socializing with friends and family.
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My journey into the field of counseling is a bit unorthodox. I spent the majority of my adult life working in radio, including hosting two national morning shows on two different Christian radio networks. As someone who personally benefited from counseling, I found myself at a place of wanting to go from talking to thousands of people on the radio to someone who could build into someone more personally - so the pursuit into the counseling field resonated with where my heart was going. I completed my Masters in Counseling from Huntington University, along with professional and advanced counseling credentials from the Townsend Institute. I also have years of experience with pastoral counseling and care as a staff member of Crosspoint Church in Fishers.
I believe that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I incorporate an “outside-in and inside-out approach” to address a person’s problem, where we work to provide an individual with the tools and resources to manage and cope (outside-in), while working to get to the root of one’s challenge (inside-out). Theory-wise, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, but adapt to meet the needs of the person. I enjoy working with and have experience counseling individuals and couples, including pre-marital counseling.
As a Christian, I believe that that real change, healing, and restoration is always possible. And I believe that can happen with you.
Over the past decade as a licensed social worker, I’ve had the joy of working with a wide array of clients from various cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. However, the common thread that has stood out to me as a clinician is the significance of a person’s life story; the ways in which they have previously and are currently being shaped by the relationships, events, and transitions in their journey. While a person can move from one season to the next seamlessly, there are other seasons of life that require a pause; to sit, to process, and reflect.
Just as spiritual transformation occurs in the context of a relationship, I believe one of the most important aspects of counseling is the relationship between therapist and client. I have found in my work with children, adolescents, and adults that counseling is most effective when an individual feels a genuine sense of trust, acceptance, and safety. I tend to draw upon various frameworks when counseling, depending on the person(s), presenting issue, and goal of our time together, including psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in social work from Taylor University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. After working as a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois for several years, I am now licensed in Indiana.
I absolutely believe in (and have personally experienced) the healing and restoration that comes from the therapeutic process, and it’s an honor to walk this road alongside each person that I meet with.
It’s so easy in this day and age to lose sight of one’s self and wake up one day and not recognize the person in the mirror. It’s my passion to come alongside those individuals or couples that have lost their way in life and need a listening ear or a fresh perspective. I firmly believe that every dry and painful season of life can be a springboard into hope for the next. It does not matter who you are, what’s been done or what you have done, there is hope.
I earned my Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling from Colorado Christian University. Depending on the needs of the client, I utilize differing therapeutic techniques including narrative, motivational interviewing, EMDR, person-centered as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Beyond those therapeutic techniques, I love encouraging clients. Finding and calling out the God-given strengths that each one has is a privilege I do not take lightly. When all is said and done, my hope is that clients walk away simply feeling heard and valued.
When I am not in the counseling office, I am typically being tackled by my 3 sons. When they allow me to come up for air, I enjoy reading, golfing and working around the house as I am attempting to finish my basement.