I am a counselor because I know firsthand how much difference a good counselor can make in our lives. When I went through a serious depression many years ago, I reluctantly sought the help of a counselor . . . and she truly saved me.
She showed me that
- I could be happy again,
- I had a meaningful purpose in life, and
- I could do something to change what seemed like an impossible situation.
Once I got healthy, I knew my purpose was to help others like she had helped me. Too many people spend too much time in sadness and isolation. There has to be a better way!
With professional roots in education working with students as a teacher, then with students and their families as a school counselor, and finally as a licensed professional counselor in private practice, I have a passion for helping others work through difficult times. I have devoted most of my life to this effort.