Education and Experience

From a very young age, I remember wanting to be a therapist.  I remember family asking me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I somehow knew I wanted to help people.  Flash forward and here we are!   

“Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man”
— Louis Nizer

I received my formal education at John Carroll University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and my Master's degree in Counseling.  After graduate school I spent the first 10 years of my professional career working with a diverse client base at a community mental health center.  This afforded me the opportunity to hone my skills as a counselor, supervisor and organizational leader.  While working in community mental health, in my free time I found myself hosting a weekly meditation group for 5 years, and found it very fulfilling to help others develop and nurture their own sense of inner peace.  

Craving a change in my career, I focused on developing a stronger presence in the community as a counseling supervisor which evolved into a role as Clinical Director of a local grief counseling center.  While at the grief counseling center, my primary role was to help refine the delivery and quality of clinical services within the organization. 

After a while, I realized that I was missing the personal connection of working directly with the people I decided to dedicate my career to help, people like you!  That's when I knew it was time to get out of program management and to get back to serving the community through individual and couples counseling.