I began my career working as a Family Consultant for a regional social work organization in Northeast Indiana specializing in youth and families. I provided case management and crisis intervention to a wide array of families and teens through DCF and Probation Officers. My clients had varying situations and needs in which I often had to develop strategic interventions and support methods to aid them in improving parenting relationships, school performance, life skills, and critical thinking.
After graduating with my Master’s degree from Indiana University in 2004 in Marriage and Family Therapy, I moved into private practice. Over the following two years of post-grad work, I gathered a wide array of therapy experiences including treating adoptive families, blended families, foster parents, recovering trauma victims (including one DID client), as well as many teens and children in both individual treatment and group settings. This exposure to a wide breadth of experiences allowed me to develop my professional skills as well as my own theory of change and desired specialty.
Upon becoming a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the Fall of 2006, I relocated to Indianapolis and opened my own private practice. There I focused my specialty primarily on couples dealing with relationship concerns and crisis. As the practice grew, I added post-graduate therapists to the team that needed quality supervision and support. My supervision strategy meant adding to my credentials the AAMFT Approved Supervisor certification in mid-2011.
I now offer clinical supervision services to LMFTA’s, post-grad therapists, AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidates, and other private practitioners.