“I have worked extensively with substance abuse disorders in the criminal justice system as well as the corresponding disorders of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was a special education teacher for 13 years and when I returned to school to get my master’s degree, I discovered my passion and talent in counseling. Instead of returning to education, I earned my licensed professional counselor status. I have worked extensively with substance abuse disorders in the criminal justice system as well as the corresponding disorders of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. I have thoroughly studied sex therapy and am currently pursuing my certified sex therapist status.
What should someone know about working with you?
I ask a lot of questions. If I want to know the answer, I ask the question.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Substance abuse is everywhere and I do a lot of research on it to help my clients as much as possible. I am also fascinated by all the multiple problems associated with sex, including LGBTQI+ issues, orgasm issues, ED, polyamorous challenges, fetishes, and MANY more! I love having the knowledge to help my clients as much as I can!
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Multicultural counseling was one of my favorite classes! It trained me on how to view problems from each individual person's point of view. There are no cookie-cutter formulas in therapy; each person is their own composite of various components of culture, family, environment, experience, and sexual individualism. I try to make my therapy as unique as every individual client I serve.
“I have thoroughly studied sex therapy and am currently pursuing my certified sex therapist status.”