Baldwin, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud
Contact Administration : (231) 745-2743
I have been working with children and families since 2008 when I graduated from Western Michigan University. I chose to be a counselor because I was in counseling when I was younger, and the work I did with my therapist saved my life and changed my whole trajectory. I realized that I wanted to help others heal and achieve a higher quality of life too. Seeing firsthand that the work done in treatment can be profound and life-changing, and I wanted to be a part of that. I wanted to be a light in a dark world for someone.
What I love about my job is watching people grow and resolve things and knowing that I was a part of helping someone get there in some small way. I love meeting new people. The way I practice is very person-centered and driven by the idea that everyone is worthy and entitled to work toward a better life.
I graduated cum laude from Radford University in Radford, VA, with a Bachelor in English Literature and a Minor in Social Work. I then continued my academics at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, where I graduated with honors and a Master of Arts in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology. Since I have begun my career, I have specialized in trauma in children.
In my spare time, I love all things science fiction and spend way too much time online shopping since the pandemic started. I am also a big Star Wars fan.