MS, LPC, Certified Trauma Specialist
You deserve to feel at peace, and to be able to live your life to its fullest potential. Life can be difficult at times whether you are bearing the burden of a sorrow, navigating a troubled relationship, struggling with difficult feelings/thinking/behavior, considering important decisions, or simply struggling to express your fullest self. I consider it an honor to be able to partner with individuals, couples and families as they navigate the inevitable challenges along each of their life paths and move toward that goal of fulfillment, happiness, and peace.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Trauma Specialist with the National Center for Trauma and Loss in Children. I have over twenty years serving in public education occupying roles as an elementary teacher, elementary counselor, middle school counselor, district Cognitive Coaching trainer, and Professional Development Specialist. I have coordinated and facilitated grief groups for adults and children having served as Children's Group Coordinator at Lost & Found of the Ozarks Center for Grieving Children for ten years. I have provided trauma informed crisis response counseling services in the Southwest Missouri Region and trained area counselors to serve on the regional Crisis Response Team. As a public school counselor for the Springfield R-XII district I have served as a district coordinator of crisis response counseling services. I have also worked as a Parent Educator and facilitated parenting/life skills group meetings. Another honor I have had is working as an Adoption Specialist with Catholic Charities.
- Individual Counseling
- Child Counseling
- Adolescent Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Trauma Informed Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
The relationship I have with my clients is a gift; one that I appreciate and honor. I will partner with you to explore where you are, where you want to be, and how we can work together to get you to a better place. Counseling is a journey of deepening understanding, clarifying and positive energy change. I am beside you as you shift in your thinking, feeling, and behavior through our counseling relationship. You will be treated with respect and unconditional positive regard in our trusting relationship.
Individual, Family, Couples Counseling:
$65 per 50 minute session
$25 per 90 minute session
If the regular fees present a financial hardship, I will work with families on a sliding scale.
If insurance covers mental health counseling, payment is accepted at the time of service, and the client is responsible for submitting a receipt to the insurance company for reimbursement.