MA, LMHC, NCC
Child and Family Therapist
My passion is helping children and adolescents to progress on their journey to healthy adulthood while building solid relationships with those in their families. I have over 17 years of experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to children and families. I have provided therapy to youth and families in the school setting, clinic setting, and within their homes. I also have extensive experience in supervising and training fellow therapists in school and clinic environments. I am passionate about serving as a therapist and advocate in helping youth of all ages, particularly when it comes to ensuring their social and emotional needs are being met in their educational setting.
Through my work with children and adolescents, I also provide therapy services to caregivers and families to help with their own mental health needs, family dynamics, and their relationship with their children. I am eager to partner with you and your child in building on your family’s strengths!
Areas of expertise:
Trauma and PTSD
Stress and Anxiety
Attachment difficulties and disorders
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy
Anger and irritability
Divorce and other life changes
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 2001
Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, 2004
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
I have training and experience in Family Therapy (Bowenian Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Functional Family Therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (evidence-based treatment for adolescent substance use), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Play Therapy (Non-Directive and Attachment-Focused Play). I enjoy incorporating techniques for relaxation, mindfulness and deep breathing in sessions. I have eight years of counselor supervision, education and leadership experience.
I have lived in Indianapolis for 17 years. My husband Brian and I are parents to energetic 5-year-old boy/girl twins! I love reading, music, playing board games, and spending time with my family.