About Me

My career as a "counselor" began long before I became a degreed and licensed clinical counselor.  My passion for helping individuals access their strengths, and then building upon those strengths, was born within a corporate environment where staff development was one of my responsibilities.  When my position responsibilities quickly changed, and I found the position eliminated staff development as part of my duties, I sought advice about changing careers. My advice came from a career coach.  Based on that experience, I enrolled in, and graduated from, the oldest and most creditable coaching program, established a life/career coaching company, Integrated Solutions LLC, and then chose to broaden my career by returning to graduate school.

My bachelor's degree is from Ohio Dominican University where I graduated in 1996 with a degree in Cross-Disciplinary Studies with a double minor in Sociology and Psychology.  My master's counseling degree was obtained from Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2008.  I chose MTSO because it offered a curriculum based on a holistic approach towards human development, expansion, and growth.  The holistic approach considers mind, body, and spirit when working with individuals from a solutions, strength-based, and progressive based counseling approach.  This approach is the basis for my counseling.

In addition to being a:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • License # C0600673, State of Ohio
  • National Board Certified Counselor
I am a member of the:
American Counseling Association
Ohio Counseling Association
Mental Health America of Franklin County
The International Center for Clinical Excellence
International Coach Federation

.... And have additional continuing education in:

Trauma:  Critical Incident Stress Management
Psychotropic Medications
Short Term Couple Therapy
Stress Management
Mood Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Eating Disorders
Non Violent Commuication
Attachment Theory
Cyberspace Counseling and Interaction
The Role of Spirituality in Counseling
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling