My career in the mental health field spans over 20 years and includes work with adults, adolescents, children and families. I've spent time working in community based agencies, hospitals, and outpatient clinics prior to shifting into private practice.
For over a decade, I specialized in the treatment of survivors of assault and abuse of all ages and worked in medical, forensic and clinical settings. This experience led me to a trauma-informed approach in my current practice, which focuses on work with adolescents, college students, divorce and coparenting, and treatment of anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in psychology and my Master of Social Work in clinical mental health both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a lifelong learner and have trained on Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, mindfulness and meditation, and family mediation. I've presented nationally on screening for PTSD and interpersonal violence in medical settings and have spoken at regional conferences and workshops on responding to trauma. I also served as adjunct faculty at Carroll College in the psychology department.
I am proud to both live and work in the city of Milwaukee. I am navigating the transitions, challenges and privileges that come with parenting two sons through high school and college and having a marriage of many years. I take care of myself through travel, deep connections with friends, music and trying to practice what I preach through mindfulness and exercise (with varying degrees of success over time!).
Feel free to refer to my LinkedIn page for more details on my professional background.