My private practice is located in North Scottsdale, within the offices of the Wellington-Alexander Center. 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. I completed my undergraduate and graduate education in Wisconsin and worked as a counselor in the Milwaukee area for many years. 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 (LPC)
States of Arizona and Wisconsin
Certified EMDR Therapist
The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
The Wellness Institute
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)
Employee Assistance Certification Commission
Certified School Counselor
State of Arizona (Cert. Grades PK-12)
Master of Arts (Counseling)
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2000)
Bachelor of Business Administration
Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (1996)
Associate of Arts and Science
University of Wisconsin-Washington County, West Bend, Wisconsin (1993)