My private practice is located in North Scottsdale. I work with children (ages 6 and older), pre-teens, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals, couples and families with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, career, academic and workplace issues, relationship issues, LGBT concerns, personal growth and spirituality.
I use various therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of the client. These approaches include Developmental, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Family-Systems, Mindfulness-Based, Transpersonal, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Brainspotting, and Hypnotherapy. I have experience providing professional counseling in clinical, business, and school settings.
Apart from my private practice, I am also a Reiki Master and have a great appreciation and respect for alternative as well as conventional treatment approaches.
I am originally from a rural farming community in southeastern Wisconsin. After I completed my master’s degree, I worked as a counselor in the Milwaukee area for many years. Then, after falling in love with the desert, I relocated to Scottsdale in 2014. I enjoy running, hiking, yoga, reading, meditation, singing and drumming.
Licensure & Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor
States of Arizona and Wisconsin
Certified EMDR Therapist
The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
Brainspotting Trainings, LLC
Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
The Wellness Institute
Certified Employee Assistance Professional
Employee Assistance Certification Commission
Licensed/Certified School Counselor
State of Arizona (Cert. Grades PK-12)
Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy / Systemic Studies
University of Louisiana at Monroe (In Progress)
Master of Arts in Counseling/Education
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2000)
Bachelor of Business Administration/General
Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (1996)
Associate of Arts and Science
University of Wisconsin-Washington County, West Bend, Wisconsin (1993)