I have been a therapist for almost three decades and there has been no greater priviledge for me than witnessing a client connect to their authentic self and live a more balanced and heart-centered life. Change can be challenging and overwhelming, yet it is necessary in order for us to grow. My experience as a therapist has lead me to believe in the body's wisdom. I acknowledge the importance of working with our thoughts and beliefs, yet we need to involve the body in this journey for a deeper transformation. That is why I offer a variety of mind-body techniques.
My goal is to empower each client by teaching a vast array of skills. We all know life can be busy and hectic, so I offer quick and easy tools for everyday use. Learning theory teaches us that change occurs through repetition and practice. I am here to assist clients in developing a helpful and practical routine that can create a more balanced life.
"Be the change you wish to see
in the world."
I have been a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio since 1995. I received my Master of Arts degree in Pre-Clinical Psychology from Ball State University in 1989 and obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 1994. I completed my internship at the Forest Family Clinic where I was the Director of the Parenting Place. My Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology was completed in the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist by The National Guild of Hypnotists and The Wellness Institute and received specialized training in Heart-Centered HypnotherapyTM. I am also a Certified HeartMath Practitioner by the HeartMath Interventions Program.
I have worked in university academic settings, outpatient clinic settings, inpatient hospitals, and public schools. I have also supervised doctoral candidates in clinical psychology in the Cincinnati area. I have been in private practice since 1998.
I have trained in child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, grief and loss, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, hoarding, Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, neurolinguistic programming, and energy psychology.
I am a member of several professional societies: American Psychological Association, Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology, International OCD Foundation, Heart-Centered Therapies Association, and Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.”
8354 Princeton Glendale Rd. Suite 118, West Chester, OH 45069