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About

About Me

I am an experienced and skilled mental health and substance abuse professional therapist with solid communication skills and well-honed assessment and triage abilities. I have been doing counseling since 1982, having worked right away in Mental Health Services after graduating from college. I also do Christian Counseling.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Cairn University in 2004. I have worked extensively as a Clinical Case Manager, Primary Therapist, Group Therapist, and Therapist for impaired health care professionals. I also have 16 years of experience in Pastoral Counseling through three local churches.

I have a son and a daughter, aged 36 and 31 years old. My son Mark, is a Head Baseball Coach for a small college in South Carolina while my daughter, Carole is a medical assistant in San Diego, California. I am also a grandmother to a 3 year old girl, Charlie.

Visit Schedule: Every Week Monday To Friday. Evening and Saturday appointments available.

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Credentials

  • Eligible for Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) Master’s Level
  • Eligible for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensure

Education

Grace College

  • Winona Lake, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Minor in Biblical Ministries
  • Graduated, December 1982

Cairn University

(Formerly Philadelphia Biblical University)

  • Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science, Professional Counseling
  • Graduated, May 2004
  • Certificate for State License Eligibility

Training and Certifications

  • Rendered 3,600 Hours of Supervised Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling Certification through Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
  • American Association of Christian Counselors Regional Conference Training
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling Training Credits through Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Skills and Memberships

  • Integrating Spirituality and Recovery
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Trauma, Grief, and Divorce Recovery
  • Life Coaching
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR

Grace College

  • Public Speaking Engagements for Training in Various Mental Health and Substance Abuse Topics
  • Fully Developed Training Programs for Post-Doctoral Providers at MH Consultants, Inc. Provider Network
  • Obtained Approvals for Continuing Education Credits From APA- Approved Psychology Board, State Social Work Board, and PCB
  • Supervised and Mentored Master’s Level Therapist Seminary Student Interns