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Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor
Adoption Therapy Expert
Brainspotting Consultant & Trainer
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
My primary areas of expertise include Brainspotting, adoption & foster care, developmental trauma, and healthy relationships. I am Certified in Brainspotting and Imago Relationship Therapy, trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Interventions) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), experienced with Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), a facilitator for Prepare/Enrich and Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP). I also consider myself trauma-based, IFS-informed, Polyvagal-informed, Daring Way informed, and influenced by existentialism and psychodynamic theories. I am licensed in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Massachusetts.
My clients are mostly adult adoptees and foster and adoptive parents seeking support and doing their own work. I also work with physicians, scientists, clergy, executives, business owners, immigrants, professional athletes, and other therapists and clinicians. I often work with intercultural and interracial couples seeking a more conscious, connected relationship. I always enjoy working with readers, thinkers, questioners, and list-makers – whose who are intentional about their therapeutic journey. I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling degree at Ball State University in 2005; however, both therapeutically and personally, I am committed to never stop learning and growing. I am regularly reading half a dozen non-fiction books at a time, many due directly to a client need.
Adoptive Parents in need of support
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI)