Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
I received my Masters from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with a dual degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy in 2007. Through my internships at Harvard affiliate hospitals including McLean Hospital and Whidden Hospital I had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients including those on the adult psychotic disorders unit, Geriatric Alzheimer's and dementia care unit, Older Adult Day Treatment Program, and General Psychiatric Crisis Unit. I went on to work at Truman Medical Center in downtown Kansas City on their Adult Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit. I had the opportunity to work with adults managing major depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, self-care failure, psychosis, and delusions. As the group art therapist at Rainbow Mental Health state hospital I helped patients utilize their creativity for overcoming life crisis and coping with severe or chronic mental illness. After providing years of crisis care in the hospital setting I built my private practice in 2012 with the intention of encouraging and supporting early intervention for avoiding crisis when possible and promoting improved well-being in the community. I have always liked working with people and listening is a natural skill for me. I am very easy going but will give you the extra push when we both know you can do more.