Baldwin, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud
Contact Administration : (231) 745-2743
When I was in elementary school, I knew that I wanted to be a counselor. I was consistently helping my classmates if I sensed that they were in emotional pain. At that time, I was not aware that there was a profession for social workers. As I look back, I believe that that was the beginning of my love for counseling. I love and appreciate my work because I am constantly learning something new about people. I feel it is a privilege to be invited into the extraordinary lives of my clients as I help them heal.
I started attending my community college when my three children became more independent. I took as many classes as I could as I worked on my associate’s degree. I started working on my first degree in 1973 and graduated in 1990. My undergraduate work was at Ferris State University. I completed my graduate work at Grand Valley State University in 1997, focusing on adolescents within the court system.
I have an amazing sense of humor which I inherited from my mother. I love cooking healthy recipes, gardening, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, and sitting quietly by Lake Michigan. I also enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and playing cards with my family.