Originally from the Buffalo area, my journey in mental health field began in Grand Forks, ND, where I completed my graduate work. In those formative years, I had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, couples, teens, kids, and families grappling with a myriad of challenges.
Returning to Buffalo in 2006, I delved into Crisis Intervention, contributing to the development of a successful police training program and providing direct service to individuals and familes in crisis. Despite the success, I sensed there was more to explore. Taking a bold step, I transitioned to a private practice setting in the spring of 2016.
In my private practice, I specialize in working with individuals, families, teens, kids, and couples struggling to find their balance and footing. I continue to serve First Responders and Law Enforcement, offering both training and treatment. Additional certifications equip me to support pregnant and postpartum mothers and provide trauma-focused assistance to those navigating grief and loss.
With over 19 years of experience, I am committed to fostering mental well-being in diverse age groups—adults, couples, families, teenagers, and kids. My background spans Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Training, and certification as an EMDR Therapist.
My passion lies in guiding individuals, couples, and families toward building stronger bonds and fostering personal growth through the therapeutic process. Stress and trauma are part of life, impacting emotional control, but it's crucial to understand that these feelings are both normal and treatable. If you're seeking assistance, reach out for a free phone consultation. I am eager to join you on the journey through difficult times, dedicated to helping you discover purpose and drive towards happiness.
With over 19 years of dedicated experience, my commitment extends to fostering mental well-being across diverse age groups, catering to adults, couples, families, teenagers, and children. My extensive background encompasses Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Training, and certification as an EMDR Therapist. Additionally, I hold several certifications and achievements that highlight my dedication to professional development:
Certified Lactation Counselor, February 2020
Certified CPI Instructor, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, October 2016
Certified Crisis Intervention Team Training Coordinator, CIT International, May 2016
Department of Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Mental Health Instructor for Law Enforcement, March 2013
Certified SAMSHA Trainer in Trauma Informed Care for Law Enforcement, August 2012
Certified CONNECT Trainer, December 2011
Member of the Western New York Child Abduction Response Team (CART), Certified by the Department of Justice, June 2009
These certifications underscore my proficiency and dedication to staying current with the latest developments in mental health, crisis intervention, and trauma-informed care. I continuously strive to blend extensive experience with ongoing education, ensuring the highest standard of care for those I am privileged to serve.