Baldwin, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud
Contact Administration : (231) 745-2743
I realized at a young age that helping others was my calling; it humbled me to help take the burned off people to be empathetic and caring. I was raised on a farm, and it was natural to help each other out. I was always eager for the next task. I can remember a time when my grandfather asked for help patining a piece of farm equipment. During this process, I noticed that my grandfather slopped paint on his clothing. In my young mind, I thought that he would feel upset being the one who slopped the paint. So in an attempt to make him feel better, I purposely put paint on my clothes.
I love connecting with people. I firmly believe that the patient/provider relationship is the most important part of the healing process. Every relationship is special and unique. It’s important to develop a trusting, positive, and open therapeutic relationship. I meet patients where they are at emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially to help mutually guide and support them through the healing process to become beathlier and happier people.
I have earned a Master’s degree in Arts from Western Michigan University, which has provided me with the education and training necessary to be licensed as a Temporary Limited License Psychologist. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in behavioral health and social services. I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to help adults and children through group, play, and equine therapy. I have also administered psychological and intellectual testing for adults and children.
I was born and raised in Newaygo County and still live there to this day. I enjoy being in nature and being active. I love spending time with my family and my rescue dog, Lady. I also love being around cows!