Before becoming a therapist I earned a law degree but didn't become a lawyer, worked in development and then case management at a homeless shelter, I ran HR and accounting for the US branch of an international corporation, and I owned and operated a mid-sized moving company with my husband. These experiences have shaped my therapeutic approach in a variety of ways but most importantly they taught me humility and I bring that to every session. I actually knew I wanted to be a therapist halfway through law school when I was doing asylum work in the legal clinic at my law school, but I needed time to try other things before I bit the bullet and went back and invested in another degree. Now I am so glad I did because being a therapist is absolutely the most fulfilling role I have ever had. I would describe my style as compassionate and supportive, but also no-nonsense and goal oriented. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, and sometimes we throw around a few f-bombs. Therapy is hard work and I don't want my clients dreading appointments so I work to make the process as approachable as possible.
Areas of focus
Stress - Anxiety - Depression - Grief - Trauma
Indiana University, MSW
I am a licensed social worker (LSW) supervised by a licensed clinical social worker(LCSW) on site as I work towards my clinical licensure.
University of Iowa, JD
Indiana University, BA - Political Science