Mainly, I am a listener. I enjoy being a witness to your life. I am also an animal lover, mother to a college student, and an avid reader. When I experienced a trauma while in college, I remember thinking, “If I just had someone to listen to me I would be able to survive this.” That need became one of my driving values and it drove my career path.
Hakomi is a type of therapy that is non-judgmental, curious and supportive. You can learn more about Hakomi at www.hakomiinstitute.com. I draw from both Hakomi Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Sometimes, people just need to be heard and that is what I consider to be one of my strengths. I know how to listen and I understand to look for the things that are behind what is being said.
I am working on being certified in the Hakomi Method after just completing a 2-year comprehensive training at the Hakomi Institute Southwest in Austin, TX (December 2018). It has completely changed the way I do therapy and my clients seem to enjoy the change.
I graduated from Ball State University in 1994 with a B.S. degree in Psychology and from IUPUI in 1997 with an M.S. in Counseling and Counseling Education. I also took 5 more classes, continuing education classes, in Counseling from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2009.
I specialize in teens and adults, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationships and career issues.
‘The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.’ - Jon Kabat-Zinn