People often ask me, “Why did you get into counseling?” The answer is simple. Growing up, I was often the person among my friends and family whom people would share their secrets and talk about their problems. I was always fascinated by hearing how people felt about what was going on in their lives. And at the end of our talks, people would frequently say to me, “Wow, I feel so much better after talking to you. Thank you so much.”
I eventually came to realize that I had a gift of listening effectively to other people and offering support. I did this by listening intently to what the person was saying, trying to put myself in their shoes, and asking myself, “What would be most helpful for this person right now?” and responding accordingly.
Fortunately, I was able to turn this gift into a successful career. I received my bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and my Masters degree in counseling from Clemson University. I then got licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (LMHC) and later earned a National Certified Counselor designation (NCC). I've been happily working in the counseling field for 12 years, first for a variety of mental health agencies before achieving my ultimate dream - opening a private practice. I've been helping adults in this setting for the past 7 years in beautiful Wellington, Florida.
During my career, I have been fortunate to work for both for-profit companies as well as non-profit organizations in mental health and other industries. Because of this diversified background, I offer a unique perspective of the “business world” which many of my clients find helpful.
I would be honored to work with you and assist you with your life challenges. As with all of my clients, I would strive to help you feel empowered, to improve your life, and to help you find peace. I invite you to stop struggling and start enjoying what life has to offer again. It is my sincere hope that you will find the same peace that many before you have found.
“Restoring peace of mind ~ one person at a time.”