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About Me

Hello, and welcome to my site.  I'm glad you'e here and I hope to help you on your journey to feeling better.  I am a licensed clinical social worker in a private practice setting who specializes in adult individual therapy and marital therapy.  As a Christian, it is important to me to counsel in a way that is consistent with biblical principles.   

Among my areas of specialty are:  EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for trauma resolution, recovery from childhood abuse, anxiety and depressive disorders, and posttraumatic stress.  I also specialize in marriage counseling and holds a "pro-marriage" approach to counseling in this area.  

I believe that symptoms are most often not dysfunctions, but rather, patterns of belieiving and relating that are no longer helpful in current life situations.  I believe that most psychological discomfort exists for valid reasons and can be relieved once treated at the root of the problem.  Complementary therapy approaches and techniques are integrated to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I will work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

MSW - University of Missouri (1998)

Kansas and Missouri licensure in Clinical Social Work

EMDR  (Level 2 trained, plus various training in advanced areas of EMDR) 

NASW member