- Mental Health Screenings
- Brief Consultations during Medical Exams
- Traditional Counseling and Therapy
Despite the complexity of people’s lives, health care typically responds with fragmented services. At LCHC, we recognize a person is unlikely to make changes to their diet, exercise regularly, or follow their prescriptions if they're suffering from untreated anxiety, depression or substance abuse.
Counseling and medication can help. Sometimes, changes in behaviors by the individual or family and changes in thinking can help people better cope with chronic medical conditions.
Take a free screening to help you determine if your recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue. Online screening courtesy of Mental Health America in Sheboygan County.
I worked in human and social services for the past 15 years, with over 10 years in direct clinical practice and program management. My work in program development and quality improvement has been highlighted at several national conferences.
My previous clinical experience includes intensive training on child and family clinical practice, and I have an interest in parenting work. I served as adjunct faculty at a Master of Arts in Counseling program, teaching courses in advanced clinical skills.
My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my patients explore ways to facilitate positive change in their lives. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment - a safe place to explore the issues that may be deterring you from living the life you want.
I enjoy spending my time with friends and family, whether it is outside or up at our cottage!
I'm a licensed professional counselor with over 7 years of experience providing care to various populations within case management services, in patient psychiatric unit and outpatient settings.
I practice strength based and person-centered therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused and behavioral activation. My attitude is one of nonjudgement, empathy, understanding. I focus on a collaborative treatment planning between myself and patients. My intention to is create a supportive and safe environment to allow for healing.
I work with clients who are dealing with unhelpful coping, depression, anxiety, life transitions/adjustments, and grief offering trauma informed treatment to counter these life difficulties. I enjoy lifelong learning, practicing mindfulness, and spending time with family and pets.
I chose the field of Social Work and therapy to use my passions/gifts to help others create their own visions for themselves holistically. Managing your health can seem difficult initially, you have my support to guide you towards better health which ultimately positively affects everyone you come in contact with.
My experiences working in mental health and substance misuse treatment assists me when working to provide support in areas such as anger management, anxiety & depression, mental health, substance misuse, and weight management, wellness and self-care. I have experience facilitating groups focused on anger management, emotional health regulation, substance misuse recovery, Parenting, anxiety & depression, and trauma recovery.
Fun Fact : I am indoor spinning cycling instructor and I hope to bring my expertise to Sheboygan. I would like to incorporate indoor spinning as positive outlet for others to manage their physical and mental health goals into my practice as therapist.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings.
I have additional training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Brainspotting which involves focused mindfulness interventions aimed at identifying, processing and releasing sources of emotional and physical pain and increasing self-awareness.
I enjoy the collaborative environment at LCHC and working with individuals and families by following their lead and supporting them in building their resiliency.
Bio coming soon.
Following my time in a hospital setting, I worked as a Forensic Interviewer at a local child advocacy center conducting specialized interviews of children and vulnerable adults subject to abuse and/or sensitive crime. I taught Social Work at the University level and mentored many students.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with individuals and families throughout the Sheboygan County area.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time and going on adventures with my son, spending time with friends and family, taking on DIY house projects, reading and crafting.
Bio coming soon.
Bio coming soon.