I’ve been practicing therapy for over 25 years. More importantly, I have a family of my own. I have been married for over 24 years. I have 3 daughters, a dog and a cat. I think kids are wonderful and my favorite people in the world. I like work with individuals of all ages, and couples including marital, engaged and long-term relationships. I especially like doing family therapy, parenting issues and children; in-depth work with individual adults, focusing on healing and recovery from such debilitating experiences as abuse, chronic depression, and identity/self-esteem issues.
Of special interest to me is assisting parents with infants through teenage children; using play therapy in my work with children. And working with couples is another favorite. I also enjoy speaking to groups on relationship topics like communication, marriage, parenting, anger, forgiveness, and grief. I do group therapy as well.
A Michigan native, I did undergraduate work at Michigan State University. I earned my M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and my MFCC license in California. My husband and I maintained a practice in Michigan for 17 years before moving to Asheville.