Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University
Professional Accreditation: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Missouri
Clients: Adolescents and adults
Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Tricare, Beacon Health Options (formerly Value Options)
Specialties: At times we all struggle with emotional pain that disrupts our lives and keeps us from feeling fully connected with ourselves and others. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe environment for individuals to explore their feelings and identify their needs while connecting with themselves. I enjoy weaving my love for mindfulness and acceptance based theories and techniques into therapy sessions when needed. I have been working in the mental health field for 18 years and have experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship stress, body image/eating issues, and post-partum mood disorders.
My specialty is working with women of all ages as they navigate through life stages such as the transition to college/work and the transition to motherhood. These times often bring with them challenges with identity, life purpose, mood, body image and weight struggles, or general health issues.
“Be patient with everything unresolved in your heart and try to live the questions themselves…the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then, gradually without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” -Ranier Maria Rilke