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About Me

Hi there, I am an Independent Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual and couple therapy.   My practice is a small boutique private practice in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

I have over 30 years experience as a clinician.  Time has flown by.  Long ago it seems,  I  graduated from The University of Dayton specializing in developmental psychology.  My background in developmental psychology allows me to work with clients from many stages of life.  I chose to study developmental psychology because I thought the model of normal development versus thwarted development made the most sense.  All of us face times in our lives where "curve balls" throw us off our planned trajectory.   I see that as mostly "normal" or just life.  I'm always curious about how to get back on track, or maybe even develop a better path for optimal life enjoyment. 

Clients include couples, children, teens and adults.   Among my areas of expertise are: adolescent issues, couple therapy and individual therapy for depression and anxiety for all ages across the lifespan. 

You should know if we work together that I am a therapist who loves to laugh at what life throws us all.  But to be clear, I never laugh at a client, but there are many moments where we laugh together.  And, if the situation merits it, we might shed some tears too.  I sincerely believe that therapy doesn't have to be a painful, horrid experience to tolerate.  Rather, it is truly a chance to take on the challenges of life and figure out how to grow, learn and improve so that we don't get blindsided by our own same behavioral responses over and over.  I like clients to have practical and usable feedback from sessions.  There is no "one size or technique fits all"  with me.  I strive for sensitivity, gentle humor and compassion for each and every session.  The goal is to help you build on your strengths,  identify life goals and create a plan to live your best life...even when things are tough and in every stage of life.  The reason I love my career (and I truly do) is that getting to take a tiny role in people's lives going from a dark, and often painful time in their life to a better place with hope for the future is a true honor.  When I get to participate in that shift that makes me downright glow.  

Education

B.S., Central Michigan University, Psychology, Sociology, minoring in Human Development., 1984

M.A., University of Dayton, Developmental Psychology, 1990

Licensed

Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, Ohio held since 2004

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

Clinical Member American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, since 1997

Lifetime Member Cambridge Who's Who 2007-2008 Honors Edition of Executives & Professionals 

Trainer for the Ohio Association of Child Care Workers. 

Member Psi Chi, Psychology Honorary Society

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