Meet Our Team

At The Phoenix Counseling Center, we pride ourselves on having highly-trained, compassionate, and caring counselors to best serve you.


Meet Shaina

M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


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I believe counseling is an opportunity to connect with someone in a safe environment, to express what is happening in your life without fear of judgment. People face a variety of life issues that become burdensome to deal with on their own. This is where I come in.

I help clients who are dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Pre-Marital concerns, Marriage & Family, Self-Esteem, Coping-Skills, Life-Coaching, Divorce, Grief, Job and School Stressors. People encounter hardships in life and relationships. I find it a privilege to be able to walk alongside those who are seeking assistance in their life.

Getting help is often a healthy way to deal with the stressors and hardships of everyday life and to empower oneself to cope better and learn from life’s challenges. I would be honored to join you on your journey and offer my compassion, kindness and expertise.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Shelby

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

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As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for you and your child. My goal is to assist you and your family in establishing and maintaining effective communication, and healthy relationships. I want to inspire learning and growth, while providing you and your child with the tools and resources to make the necessary changes, maintain them long-term.

I have experience working with children ages 2-18, as well as young adults and their families, all from a diverse range of backgrounds. My experience stems from the office sessions, community outreach, and public school settings. I have experience in the following areas: ADHD, Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Selective Mutism, Self Harming Behaviors, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, and other general adjustment needs.

I apply a range of many treatment modalities depending on the needs and fit for each client. Some of these treatments include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Art Therapy techniques, and Play Therapy techniques.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Morgan

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor


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I believe in meeting each client where they’re at currently and taking time to understand each person’s unique story. You may come to a spot where you feel stuck in your story and unable to move forward. You find yourself feeling overwhelmed, burdened, and have difficulty connecting with others.

I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space for client's to participate in healing conversations. That space starts with a therapeutic relationship built on trust and acceptance, no matter who you are and what you are going through. I believe counseling is a brave step toward overall wellness, and my passion is to work alongside my clients as they move past the places they once felt stuck in.

I have experience working with young adults from a wide variety of backgrounds. I have experience with concerns of academics, adjustment, anxiety, career concerns, depression, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. I believe in using an integrative approach to meet the unique needs of each individual client. I use a variety of theories tailored to each individual's personality and set of concerns - including cognitive behavioral and mindfulness.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Candace

M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Supervisor


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Reaching out for help can be one of the hardest things anyone can ever do, but it also takes a lot of bravery and courage to begin the process. I would like to help you to weather that process, so that it doesn’t seem so daunting and scary.

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisory endorsement (LPCC-S). I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University in 2002 and received my Master’s in Community Counseling from Cleveland State University in 2007, I’ve been in the mental health field since 2007 and have worked in numerous settings, including school services, residential, and outpatient.

My therapeutic approach is friendly, non-judgmental and collaborative. I utilize numerous therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based approaches, and Client Centered approaches. I’m also known for my quick wit and humor, as well empathy and humility, which I think are essential in building the client-therapist relationship.

My main goal is to meet you where you are emotionally and collaborate with you to help you become the best version of yourself.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Katie

M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor


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Life is hard and unpredictable. Therapy is a safe, supportive space where you will be seen and heard as you explore life’s challenges. Whether you know exactly what obstacles you are facing, or if you are unsure why you’re feeling the way that you do, therapy can be a great avenue to gain better insight and learn new techniques that can help lead to a more balanced and better quality of life.

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts with 16 years of experience working in hospital, outpatient, university, and community mental health settings. I work with adults looking to make positive and meaningful changes in their lives. I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental environment to help make the experience of therapy relaxed and genuine. My approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive, honoring differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality. Together, we’ll work to develop individualized tools to better cope and heal.

My specialties include stress, anxiety, trauma, substance use and other addictions, adjustment related issues, and depression. My training includes eye movement desensitization (EMDR), mindfulness-based approaches, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing. I am also a registered yoga instructor and enjoy exploring the mind, body, spirt connection.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you and am committed to supporting you as you navigate life’s challenges and reach your personal goals.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Heidi

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor


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I believe counseling is a time to make a client feel validated and helping them learn how they can be the best version of themselves. We all have a story to share and I would love to be the one to hear them. In a time of uncertainties, we all need someone we can express ourselves to and having a safe environment to do so is important.

I am a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary. I have worked with a wide range of clients, such as Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, and Life Stressors. My approach is from a Cognitive Behavioral Approach but I like to incorporate what I know and what the client needs the most in my sessions. I strive to have clients enter an environment that is accepting, caring, helpful, and non-judgemental.

Asking for help can be hard and so can being vulnerable. I would love to be able to sit along side this new journey with you.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Chris

Ph.D., & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor


Chris Roseman Ph.D Counselor Therapist

I believe professional counseling is a person’s opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. I embrace the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative endeavor where I walk a journey alongside you to assist with many personal topics in life, such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addiction, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, and grief/loss. As a member of the mental health field for nearly 20 years, I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Day and evening appointments are available.

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and am a former Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention with over 20 years of experience working in juvenile corrections, children’s services, the Department of Jobs and Family Services, outpatient, community mental health settings, and in academia. My specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, lifespan transitions, substance abuse and sexual addiction, and relationship issues. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. I am passionate about empowering and enabling people to develop healthy coping tools to manage stressors in life and grow personally and psychologically.

In building a therapeutic alliance, together we will establish clear goals that will provide direction as well as help you to monitor your progress in counseling. In my experience, the exact direction of your counseling journey will depend on the issues you bring to the sessions, the interventions and tactics that are utilized, and the goals you set for our work together. I understand and validate that making a commitment to move beyond your comfort zone to make personal change takes courage. You matter and I look forward to sharing in your transformational journey.

My pronouns are He/Him/His.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Roseann

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor


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I have always believed that people should be treated with dignity, respect, and unconditional regard. It makes it easier to build rapport. The world is changing so fast and can sometimes increase the challenges that we face daily, which can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma.

I have worked in a community agency for over 17 years and helped clients address several issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, people transitioning into life after a long prison stay, family dynamics in relationships, couples work, grief and loss, substance use, chronic illness and lifespan transitions. I received, from the University of Akron, a BA in Family and Child Studies and a MA in Marriage and Family Counseling and am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

My approach is person-centered, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I welcome the chance to work with you and support you through your recovery toward improved psychological stability.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Tracy

M.A., PCC-s, ATR-BC & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Tracy Doran ATR-BC Counselor Therapist

I am an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision endorsement and a Board Certified Art Therapist. I graduated from Ursuline College, (1997), and completed a 2 year clinical training program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in 2007. I have 22 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families both individually and in a group setting. My areas of expertise include the Adoption Triad, LGBTQIA+ populations, women's issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis, couples and family systems issues.

I provide a safe supportive space in which healing can begin and utilizes a holistic, person centered approach. I focus on each individual's strengths and provides support to enhance coping skills. I also utilize the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, emotional and mental well-being.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Abbey

M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Abbey King Counselor Therapist

Hello, my name is Abbey King and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have seven years experience working in outpatient community mental health agencies and intensive in-home family treatment settings. I work with individuals age 14 and up with a plethora of concerns.

I deeply believe that every individual’s story should be shared, and by providing a person-centered and non-judgmental environment we can facilitate desired change and growth together. I help clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, systemic family issues and addiction. I look forward to addressing your concerns using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client Centered and Mindfulness approaches.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Brenda

M.S.Ed., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor


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Counseling is one thing we can do for ourselves as we journey through life being the best that we can be. I am always impressed with those who take the step to seek help. It is a privilege to work with others on their journeys to heal.

I am in the process of being certified in sex therapy. I work with individuals and couples who are coping with issues that can overwhelm us. I work with depression and anxiety, women's issues and trauma issues. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community helping those who are in need of support and guidance. I also work with the kink community. I provide a safe environment where people can be free to work on their issues.

I utilize CBT, motivational interviewing and other techniques as needed for each person that I work with. I look forward to working with others as we walk the journey to health.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Kellyn

M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor


Kellyn Counselor Therapist

Do you often feel stuck or that your emotions are too difficult to understand? Together, we will create strategies which allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build a life worth living.

As your therapist, I will provide a non-judgmental, supportive, and safe environment allowing you to work through the challenges you face. I believe you are your own expert and I am here to help guide you on a journey toward improving your quality of life.

Through my years of experience as an individual and group therapist, I have worked with a wide array of adult clients suffering from depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, and life stressors. I utilize a combination of evidence-based practices including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

I look forward to helping you heal.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Tiel

M.A., Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Tiel Counselor Therapist

You deserve to be well; you deserve to be safe and to heal your emotional wounds. I am your helper, and I am here to aide you in your healing process. Together we will work to help you achieve stability, balance emotions, handle distress, and learn better ways to cope. I will empower you to overcome hardship, foster perseverance, and build resilience.

There is a sense of inner peace when we feel heard by others, when another person receives our message effectively. I am enthusiastic about helping individuals find their voice, learn healthy communication skills, practice the skills so that the message delivers clearly, and an effective outcome is achieved. I have experience assisting individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder, those with speech/communication disorders, and those who find it difficult to tell others how they feel.

I have been working in the mental health field for over 12 years and have helped children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I have diverse experience and have treated those struggling with trauma, abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, legal involvement, grief/loss, physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities, neurocognitive disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. All are welcome; I look forward to collaborating with you.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Amara

M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor


Amara Counselor Therapist

Welcome! Let us create a place where we can explore and bring together all the parts of you. I am here to give you the tools and support needed to heal, grow, and relate with others. I have supported men and women working through attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorders, impulse disorders, depression, trauma disorders, low self-esteem, gender transitions and other LGTBQ issues.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University in 2009 and a degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2014. I am licensed as an LPC within the state of Ohio since 2018. I have worked in in-home, outpatient, and inpatient settings.

My therapeutic style is calm, careful, and willing to teach. I utilize family systems therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and interpersonal therapy. My goal is to support you in becoming the healthiest 'relator' in the healthiest relationships possible.

Letting go of old patterns and starting new patterns is the hardest thing we do as human beings. You do not have to do this on your own. It would be my privilege to get to know you and support you in this work.

My pronouns are He/Him/His.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Kayla

Counselor Trainee


Kayla Counselor Therapist

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative process that promotes the well-being of each client as we work through anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and difficult transitions. Within the therapeutic relationship, the client can process, learn, and grow using new coping skills and tools.

I am a Counselor Trainee through Ashland Theological Seminary and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University. I have worked in diverse school settings through a non-profit organization for seven years. My treatment modalities stem from what best fits each client, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and concepts from Adlerian Therapy. I strive to create an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and encouraging.

I look forward to working with you to create and implement goals that support wellness in your life.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Kathy

MSSA, CPC, J.D., Licensed Social Worker


Kathy Counselor Therapist

You are a whole, unique being who can heal and evolve. You are not your problems, symptoms, circumstances, or habits. You are the pilot guiding your life through those experiences. When you find yourself flying through a storm, there’s no need to fly alone! I would be honored to help you find more clarity, stability, and fulfillment.

I work with couples on relationship issues, including newlywed conflicts, alienation, divorce transitions, and co-parenting problems. I also help individual adult and adolescent clients (age 13+) with a variety of challenges, particularly breakup distress, family rejection, social anxiety, low self-esteem, procrastination, self-sabotage, loss of purpose, life transitions, elder abuse, burnout, and dreaded conversations.

I trained in clinical social work at Case Western Reserve University, focusing on adolescent mental health. I have worked with adults and adolescents in a number of treatment settings, addressing issues of addiction, cognitive impairment, personality disorders, mood instability and/or suicidality. As a certified life coach, I have developed courses and workshops on procrastination, life purpose, parenting teens, and coping with romantic breakups.

I draw from several modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, existential therapy, mindfulness, inner child work, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), motivational interviewing (MI), Gottman marriage therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. I encourage self-compassion, creativity, humor and joy – in therapy and in life.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Jennifer

M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor


Kathy Counselor Therapist

There are times in life where we feel stuck and don’t know where to go or what to do. During these times, we all need a person who we can talk to, who is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and listens with an open mind. This is why I became a Licensed Professional Counselor. I want to walk with you during this time, and learn what you want and need, and together find a path towards this goal.

I have experiences in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and outpatient centers. I love working with individuals, groups, and families. My focus is on helping children through adults address and manage stressors related to: family dynamics, chronic illness, school and work issues, hoarding, life changes, caregiving for family members, and feeling overwhelmed, as well as to help with managing and coping with symptoms of: anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief, addiction, and personality disorders.

During our sessions, we will work together to identify and resolve your stressors and manage symptoms in a way that makes sense for you as the client. I will implement a variety of treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based and Client Centered approaches. The purpose is to address your stressors and symptoms by utilizing your strengths and talents. There is no “cookie-cutter” templates-you are treated uniquely based on your needs and goals.

Let's make a change today by reaching out to meet with me—we are in this together!

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Yael

M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Yeal Counselor Therapist

It is said that the “only constant in life is change,” yet it is no secret that life’s greatest challenge is in coping with, planning for, worrying about, and fearing that change. I believe anyone brave enough to seek out therapy is looking to make a change in how they cope, lead, experience, and take charge of all that life throws at them. As a mental health counselor, I am here to walk with and encourage you as you empower yourself to continue to live a life of meaning and purpose. I will help you identify and work with your strengths, values, and goals, no matter what baggage and background seems to weigh you down.

I am trained in providing both individual and group Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and also integrate modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Somatic & Body-Based Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Client Centered Therapy. My clinical experience has been primarily with survivors of abuse & trauma, adults and teens with a variety of mental health concerns and disabilities, & individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders. Additionally, my 12 years as a professional classroom and community educator adds dimension to my therapeutic style and perspective.

I would be honored to join you in your journey towards self-fulfillment, happiness, and empowerment.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Kristen

M.S.S.A., Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor


Kristen Counselor Therapist

One of the most important aspects of counseling is relationship building and establishing trust. I like to meet my clients where they are and help them to grow from there. Counseling is a safe place to be vulnerable, express feelings of fear or sadness, but also a place to plant seeds of hope and develop self-efficacy and peace. Counseling can involve a great deal of self-reflection, but I like to work from a goal and solution focused approach.

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor with a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. I have a wide range of experience but am very passionate about children and adolescents, who of course, need to be treated in the context of their families and I love behavioral training with parents. I have a special interest in clients with chronic pain and complex medical needs.

My work is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, teaching coping strategies and using meditation and mindfulness, though I incorporate play therapy, art therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into my work.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Melissa

M.S.S.A., Licensed Social Worker


Melissa Counselor Therapist

Therapy is an opportunity to promote healing and personal growth in a supportive and judgement free zone. I work to collaborate with the client to meet them where they are at and help them to define their goals in counseling. I take a relational approach as trust and connection are very important to the therapeutic relationship. I work with each client to be trauma-informed and culturally sensitive. Promoting concepts of self-compassion, exploring your personal values, enhancing relational connection and development of self-care.

I am a licensed social worker and have been working in the field for over seven years. My experience has been in victim advocacy, community mental health and college counseling. I have extensive experience doing trauma-based work in areas of sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, and traumatic grief. I specialize in PTSD/trauma, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, grief/loss, LGBTQIA+ populations, relational conflict and family system issues. I work with adolescents, families, young adults, and adults up to age 65. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based interventions, trauma-focused, and motivational interviewing.

In therapy I work to create a supportive space that includes validation, empowerment, and grounding strategies to create safety. I look forward to the opportunity in joining you on your journey of personal growth and self-discovery.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Angie

M.S.W., Licensed Social Worker


Angie Counselor Therapist

Taking the steps to start therapy can be scary, but I am here to make you comfortable, supported and help you work successfully through all of life’s ups and downs. Life can be hard, but we all deserve to be happy and thriving. I hope to be able to assist you in becoming the best, healthiest version of yourself.

I am a Licensed Social Worker. I have been a Social worker for 11 years working in several different areas. I have worked with many different ages from birth to those in their 90’s. I have a special connection with the younger population, but love helping all ages. I have experience in trauma, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA+ issues. My work is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

I look forward to starting this journey with you!

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Lori

M.S.S.A., Licensed Social Worker


Kateri Counselor Therapist

The decision to begin therapy is a great step on the journey to promote growth and healing. I strive to create a safe and open environment to allow my clients to explore feelings, address life stressors and work through difficult life challenges. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for change to occur. I will provide unconditional acceptance, empathy and support throughout the process. I will give you the tools that you need and help guide you through your journey of self awareness and positive change.

I am a licensed social worker with an MSSA from Case Western University. I have experience working with all ages and populations. My passion is working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma and adjustment disorders. I primarily use CBT and mindfulness. I also incorporate play and art therapy into my sessions.

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.


Meet Ryan

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor


Ryan Counselor Therapist

Hello! My name is Ryan and I have been practicing counseling in Ohio for 10 years in various capacities. I have an abundance of experience helping people from all walks of life. I have worked in various community mental health agencies both in-office and in-home. Most recently I have been helping individuals at a psychiatric hospital who needed help after a crisis moment in their lives. I have found each experience to be rewarding in its own way. I value each person I interact with, and I whole heartedly believe every person’s story deserves to be heard and respected.

I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel the freedom to express yourself and unburden your heart and mind. My goal is to provide hope that your particular issues can be resolved and I will help you to gain insight, awareness, and practical tools to overcome what troubles you so that you can live the life you want to live.

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My areas of client focus are individuals aged 16 and older struggling with trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, low self-worth, personality disorders, identify formation issues, and grief/loss.

I look forward to helping you!

My pronouns are He/Him/His.

For more information, send us a message using the Contact Form below.