I graduated from Oakland University with my Master’s degree in Counseling and an Advanced Specialization in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan, and certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. (That explains the LPC and NCC letters after my name!) I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, through the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. I believe in lifelong learning, and am currently working towards an Advanced Specialization in Child and Adolescent Counseling and have recently completed my training to become an approved clinical Supervisor. I have taken workshops and training in multiple therapeutic techniques including play therapy and sand tray work and regularly attend professional conferences. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Michigan Counseling Association.
I have expertise in working with self-injury (“cutting”) in teens and young adults. I also have experience treating depression, anxiety, grief, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse as well as working successfully with clients to support their recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. I use an integrative approach drawing from psychodynamic, solution-focused, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing theories in order to best help each client. This means that the work we do together will be tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. Many of my clients have commented on how quickly I am able to put them at their ease, and how positive their process of changing has been.
I am originally from England and have lived in Michigan since 2003. I trained as a speech pathologist and worked as a researcher before following my passion to become a counselor. In my spare time, my hobbies include music, reading, and knitting.