Alcohol and Substance Addiction
Trauma Trained Care
Anger/Emotions Management Corrections System/Legal Issues
Midwest Brainspotting Institute
American Counseling Association
International Association of Trauma Professionals
I am a solutions-focused therapist. Therapy is about you and is highly individualized: You’re the boss. My job as therapist is to guide you to where you want to go.
28 Years AODA Clinician
28 Years Educator
18 Years Mental Health/Co-occurring Clinician
18 Years Clinical Supervisor
21 Years Program Developer
21 Years Treatment Program Consultant
21 Years Client Rights Specialist
Master Addiction Counselor
Adolescent, Adult, Gender & LGBTQ Specific Treatment
Inpatient, Outpatient, County, Tribal, Non-Profit, Private Practice Systems
IATP – International Association of Trauma Professionals
WPATH- World Professional Association for Transgender Health
NASW – National Association of Social Workers
NADAAC- Certified as a Master Addiction Counselor with National Association of Addiction Professionals
Many years of personal growth and professional experiences have provided me with a solid foundation of effectively helping people find a better way on their journey. Most of us are better able to cope with challenges and make lasting changes with encouragement, support, and by using our already existing strengths, versus being shamed for our limitations.
Much of what I know and can teach people comes from the lessons I have learned from those I have been honored to counsel, teach, and/or supervise over the years. I consider the space for healing comes from the connection with others and skills to make better choices while improving our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health.