I am a licensed professional counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over 16 years. I am also a 14-year Air Force veteran. In my experiences, I have learned that life is one, long journey with many detours and rest stops. Life is transition. I learned in the military to “hurry up and wait.” In my personal life, I learned that my past does not have to define my future. You don’t focus on what you can’t do, but on what you can. And I learned to live in the present.
As a result of my various life experiences, I have developed a passion in working with people as they go on their own journey, helping with those transitions, detours, and rest stops. I believe that we can have the ability to have control over our lives; that we can control our responses to situations and thus we make our own destinies. Sometimes, we need someone to help process the choices available. But ultimately the power to change is in our hands.
I provide individual, family, and group counseling to adults and seniors. I work with families going through separation and/or divorce who are trying to learn to coparent. I work with individuals and families adjusting to lifestyle changes, such as young adults transitioning from being the child at home to independence or the military member and his family adjusting from active duty to civilian life. I also provide counseling for individuals who want to improve their quality of life by taking control of that life.
The decision to go into counseling can be difficult. You might be strongly encouraged by others to take this step and you might feel that you have to do it. But ultimately it is you who makes the decision of how much you benefit from the sessions. You are the one who makes that phone call or sends that email. You are the one makes the final choices.
- Alvernia University, Reading, PA: Masters of Arts in Community Counseling, 2015
- University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1998
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PC009750, July 2017