Many of us have unknowingly rejected, neglected, or silenced parts of ourselves that don’t fit with our idea of who we are supposed to be. As a result, life can feel out of balance or even inauthentic. My hope is to create a safe and accepting space for you to feel empowered to implement positive changes in your life—changes that can lead to a sense of wholeness that is your birthright as a human being. The decision to seek counseling is one of the most courageous choices a person can make and I consider it an honor and a privilege to accompany you on your journey.
I work with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety and worry, substance use, stress, trauma, abuse, anger, fear, grief and loss, guilt and shame, and other challenges. I also work with couples and families who are facing life transitions, having difficulty connecting and communicating, and experiencing issues related to trust, intimacy, and affection.
In addition, I provide career counseling to individuals of all ages who are considering a career transition, looking for a new job, or deciding if they would like to pursue formal education or training. I provide an integrative approach to career counseling that includes support for the emotional issues that often co-exist with career concerns and hinder career success.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, compassionate, and person-centered. I believe that each individual is unique, therefore, I use many different therapies including Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, and Internal Family Systems. In addition to these modalities, my personal study of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness inform my approach and assist me in helping people navigate life’s many challenges.
A Favorite Quote from Mary Oliver: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
- M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Missouri—St. Louis, 2019
- J.D., University of Missouri—Columbia, 1999
- B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri—Columbia, 1996
Certifications & Trainings
- National Certified Counselor
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Missouri
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 & 2
- Completed specialized training in working with the following populations:
- Children and adolescents with disabilities
- Immigrants and refugees
- Muslim Americans
- LGBTQIA+ people
- The Yoga of Fulfillment, A ParaYoga Teacher Training Intensive
Rates and Insurance
Individual Therapy: 50-60 minute session is $120
Couple and Family Therapy: 50-60 minute session is $140
Career Counseling: 50-60 minute session is $140
I do not directly bill insurance companies for mental health services. If your insurance company agrees to reimburse you, I will provide you with a statement to send to them. (Career counseling is not a service covered by insurance).
Payment is required at the time of service. I accept payment via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover).
I reserve your appointment time just for you. If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be responsible for the full cost of the session.
Please allow 24 hours for a response. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need immediate support, please contact Behavioral Health Response (BHR) at 314-469-6644. Please use discretion when communicating via email and/or text message due to the privacy limitations of electronic communication.