Currently in 2nd Play Therapy Training Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP) Trained Therapist Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor, State of Ohio (E.0500569-SUPV) M.A. Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS), Ashland, OH Master of Divinity, North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL B.A. Human Development, California State University, Hayward, CA
I’ve had the fortune and privilege of serving others throughout the US and Europe, providing peer and pastoral counseling for individuals from varied cultural, ethnic, religious, age range, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a chaplain I provided pastoral care in hospital settings (ER, ICU, Inpatient, BWU, Psych), and retirement communities for senior citizens as they lived through the final stage of life. My journey in mental health counseling began in 2003, at ATS. Since receiving my M.A. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling I’ve worked with adults, adolescents and children and their families, helping them move toward conflict resolution, wholeness, and healing. I have training and experience in providing crisis assessments and interventions. As an EMDR and SITCAP trained therapist (trauma focused therapies), I worked with clients of all ages who struggle with symptoms and behaviors related to reported abuse, trauma, depression, and anxiety.