I am a licensed mental health counselor and have a private practice in individual, couples' and family counseling in Lake Mary, FL. My focus is to help you achieve the skills and happiness you are looking for in your life and in your relationships. I also have extensive training and experience in hypnotherapy and find this to be the most effective way to heal painful memories related to trauma and patterns of unhealthy, learned behavior. My holistic approach, including body, mind, heart and spirit allows for profound integration of all you learn in the therapeutic process. I am a certified hypnotherapist and use body-centered approaches like guided imagery, meditation, energy work, hypnotherapy, breathwork and Reiki.
Prior to opening my counseling practice, I served in Hospice care, both at the bedside as a volunteer, and in administrative roles. My deep respect for the strength and courage that is required to face difficult life experiences and transcend limitations allows me to help others find hope in the darkness, clairty in the confusion and faith in despair.
My formal education was completed at Villa Maria Liberal Arts College in Erie, PA, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in clinical counseling from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio . I am certified through The Wellness Institute in Seattle,WA (www.wellness-institute.org) in hypnotherapy and breathwork and have extensive training in marriage/couples work.