I am a native Floridian who has lived in the Bradenton/Sarasota area for more than 20 years. I am married and have one child who is in graduate school. I received my bachelor's degree from Florida State University and my master's degree from the University of South Florida. I have been a Florida LIcensed Mental Health Counselor since 1997. I have completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work. I have also been trained in ( EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to assist individuals in resolving past and present traumas or experiences that keep them stuck and unable to enjoy life to the fullest.
With over 20 years experience working with families and individuals seeking solutions to life's struggles I provide a compassionate, practical, straight forward approach to counseling which can help you define your situation and make changes that can move you to a place of happiness and fulfillment.
As a trained marriage and family therapist I have extensive experience working with families struggling with a broad range of issues from relationship and complex marriage issues, parenting children and teens to family members struggling with a loved one's addiction to alcohol or drugs. Start now to identify solutions to relationship issues, resolve family conflict, manage the challenges of the adolescent/teen years, or free yourself from addictions in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Over the years my work has included presenting at statewide conferences on topics of mental health recovery, conducting workshops in solution focused therapy and offering training in addiction and it's impact on families.
Learning from and working with my clients as a team in a supportive and encouraging environment allows clients to experience change and positive results that build on their strengths. Clients can attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.