I am a mental health counselor serving individuals, couples and adolescents in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I graduated from of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a masters degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on community counseling. I am currently in private practice working with a broad spectrum of clients. I enjoy working with men and women of all ages, and I take pride in understanding the unique challenges race, age, gender, disability and sexual orientation can place on an individual.
I am a solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I regularly integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they desire.
Associate of Liberal Arts, Florissant Valley Community College
BSc Education, University of Missouri at St. Louis
BSc Business Studies, University of Maryland University College
MS Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
License, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): Wisconsin License Number 8224-125 - As in many other states, counselors in Wisconsin who have obtained their full license are known as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). LPC licensure in Wisconsin requires the completion of a graduate degree in professional counseling from a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education or the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Licensing also requires an internship, not less than two years supervised practice and successfully passing the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification.
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) - Certification is a voluntary credential representing to members of the public and potential employers that the counselor has met national standards set by the counseling profession. This flagship certification offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors helps potential clients and members of the public recognize professionals who have voluntarily met standards set by the counseling profession
American Psychological Association: The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity - The SPSMM advances knowledge in the new psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy and improved clinical services for men. It provides a forum for its members to discuss the critical issues facing men of all races, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations and nationalities.
Waukesha County Business Alliance - The WCBA works to strengthen the economy in the county by advocating on behalf of the business community, developing organizations and their employees, facilitating networking opportunities to build strong business relationships and promoting our member businesses.Logo Statement and Philosophy
I like that the figures appear to represent a family. I like that the dad is accepting responsibility for parenting the child. My practice emphasizes men's issues and I like that the man is part of the logo. I also feel that this logo design directs the focus on the man without excluding the woman - as does my practice.
I also like that the gender of the adults is actually quite ambiguous and could represent two women or two men or grandpa and daughter or son and grandma, and that they are sharing responsibility for the child. I like that any family viewing the logo could see themselves in the logo.