I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years experience as a mental health provider. I completed my undergraduate studies at Evangel University, returning recently to give a lecture on EMDR therapy . I earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2007, where I returned some years later as a guest lecturer on Private Practice.
Early educational experiences include pain management, addiction recovery and alternative approaches to pain and stress reduction. Enjoyment in research and writing led me to write mental health articles for Midtown South Community Council organization in New York. I am a published poet and have written short stories about my own experiences growing up in the midwest.