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Life can be full of obstacles. Usually we are able to navigate them well and move on. Other times, however, we can get caught up in them, knocked off course, and stuck. It is in these times that therapy can be especially helpful in adjusting our thinking, learning new skills, and managing intense emotions. The gaining of insight is powerful and often is the first step to creating lasting change. My ideal client is anyone who is ready for change; anyone ready for the hard and immensely rewarding work of therapy. You don’t have to remain stuck living a life that does not bring you meaning and purpose.

My therapeutic approach is integrative and strengths based. Each of us is unique and have different beliefs, needs, and expectations that need to be dealt with. I have great respect for anyone engaging in therapy and I work with each person to facilitate a therapeutic alliance in order to create a safe environment for the challenging task of therapy to take place.

Asking for help can be hard. Patterns created during childhood can negatively impact our beliefs, perceptions, and relationships as adults. Where we come from is important, but it does not define us. Many of our greatest strengths are born during our darkest times and hardships. I want to use those strengths to help you deal with present challenges and find joy. 

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About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of counseling experience. I have the privilege of working with diverse populations in multiple settings dealing with a variety of issues. My therapeutic approach is integrative and strengths based: I use a combination of therapeutic theories and techniques best suited to you and your situation. We will work together to create an environment conducive to growth and change. I know how difficult it can be asking for help, we will build on your strengths to help you feel empowered and able to move forward. 

I obtained my Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and in Art from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Then earned my Master of Science in Art Therapy with an emphasis (additional coursework and internship) in Clinical Psychology at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS. I have additional, extensive training and experience in many areas including: depression, anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, Christian Counseling, women’s issues, trauma, play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, solution focused, working with children and adolescents issues. I have a passion for people discovering their true purpose, their strengths, and their value and worth. 

I have recently moved to Oklahoma City from Washington state, and have been enjoying the opportunity to explore Oklahoma.  

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AREAS of TREATMENT INCLUDE:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills- CBT, DBT
  • Addiction/Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disregulation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting Skills & Issues
  • Child & Adolescent Issues
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression
  • Health, Disease, & Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Transitional Stressors
  • Work and Career issues