I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Akron and my Bachelor in Arts Degree with graduate work in Law, Urban Studies and Social Work from San Francisco State University and Antioch University. I have been practicing for more than 25 years both as a counselor and hypnotherapist in a variety of outpatient and private practice settings.
I have considerable experience helping people who are experiencing depression, trauma, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with those who need guidance on personal issues, such as sexual identity and orientation, and general life purpose.
I received post-grad professional training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in both individual and couples therapy. I am also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and have certifications in clinical hypnotherapy and emotional freedom technique (EFT). In addition, I am a certified clinical trauma professional.
I have worked as a counselor in a number of diverse settings, including an inner city juvenile detention center and an inner outpatient counseling clinic. As a clinician, I worked on several urban community centers, working extensively with special needs population.