I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in treating individuals, couples and families. I am also trained and experienced in treating trauma, abuse and sexual issues. I have over 25 years’ experience working with families and individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

My primary treatment modality is Solution Focused Therapy, which includes developing goals and pathways to healing. I am also comfortable using contemporary techniques and modalities to offer an individualized treatment plan.

I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The EMDR process helps to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of trauma and abuse. EMDR can also be useful in the reduction of anxiety and depression.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Sexual/physical/emotional trauma with adults and children
  • Sexual disorders/dysfunctions
  • EMDR
  • Relationships
  • Gender Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • Women's Issues

Education and Accomplishments:
  • Purdue University
    Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology
    Masters of Science in Child Development and Family Studies
  • Recipient of the Graduate Research Award for research in the area of sexual/physical abuse, which was later published.
  • Studied at the University of Cincinnati in the areas of sexuality, sexual dysfunction/ disorders and treatment.
  • Certified in EMDR.
  • Developed a therapeutic process for children utilizing puppets with EMDR.
  • Lectured at Xavier University on sexual addiction.
  • Presented various community lectures on related topics.
  • Certified by the American Red Cross as a Mental Health Disaster Professional.

Licensure and Affiliations:
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Clinical Member of the American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Fellow with the American Psychotherapy Assoc. (APA)
  • Member of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)