In my 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, and families, I have developed an approach that includes gentle yet directive guidance and I believe in developing a collaborative relationship with my clients. Tailoring your therapy to your specific needs and goals, I offer brief therapy as well as long-term treatment. Many of my clients return to see me for counseling at different stages of their lives for support, problem-solving, or help with challenging times.
Possessing a special interest in the treatment of mental health issues in women during their childbearing years, I am an advocate for identifying and treating women with pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety. I also offer couples therapy for help in dealing with the oftentimes challenging transition to parenthood and other life stressors that can affect a marriage or partnership throughout the years.
Areas of interest and specialization include:
- Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
- Miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss
- Couples/relationship issues
- Anxiety Disorders
- Cancer patients and their families
- Grief and Loss
I am licensed as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University.
Two years of a postgraduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Family Therapy Training Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin led to my status as a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) since 1989. I have completed the Certificate Training at Postpartum Support International (PSI) and I am certified as a Gottman Educator for the Bringing Baby Home program.