I am passionate about helping people get unstuck from the struggles they find themselves in at different stages in life.

I believe my clients are already doing as best they can to cope before we start our work together and feel overwhelmed by life’s circumstances or their coping skills are a mismatched for the problems they face

The philosophy of “Don’t try harder, try different” helps my clients and I explore how they can better use their same effort into using new copings skills that help them move forward and grow through their struggles

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How my passion developed

Having struggled in my college years, I felt stuck with thoughts and emotions I could never get away from. At that phase in my life I felt no matter how much I tried I could never get free from these problems. I believe when we heal, our pain has a way of turning into our passions. I am excited to offer the help to others to avoid some of the pain I have gone through myself.

Since 2012 I have worked in several different mental health roles in the Lansing area (case manager, supervisor, direct care provider and therapist). In 2019 I started my own private practice in East Lansing as an outpatient therapist to focus on the clients who I really wanted to connect with and serve.

Areas of clinical focus are:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Parenting / Behavior Modification
  • Anger Management
  • Peer Relationships / Social Skills
  • Christianity