I became a counselor after 20 years of experience in human resources and consulting. I came to this profession after personal frustration with not being able to find the right support for members of my own family. I am convinced we each hold a purpose in life and can change habits that are no longer working for us. My background and approach is integrated based on my training or certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Couple’s Therapy, Mindfulness, Grief, Play Therapy, Safe Zone, Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk. I completed my M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Missouri St. Louis and am a member of the American Counseling Association, Honor Society, and certified as an Ability Ally for Inclusion.