I want to learn what is in your heart, mind, soul, and emotions and help you express those parts of yourself in a meaningful and real way. I utilize motivational interviewing to help you identify your deepest desires, strengths, and goals. I also draw upon cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and humanistic approaches to give you the tools to achieve your goals.
I use cognitive-processing therapy (CPT) and prolonged exposure to help people who have experienced trauma and PTSD.
I began my professional career as a lawyer. Studying and practicing in the field of law helped me develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of how to navigate the practical challenges of life. However, working as a lawyer made me realize I wanted to help people on a more personal, emotional, and psychological level so they could be effective before they need a lawyer.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
IL, LPC, 071010212
B.A. Economics, University of Notre Dame
J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
M.S. Counseling and Counselor Education Indiana University
Ph.D., Purdue University
I have clinical experience at a Veteran’s Affairs Hospital treating Veterans with combat and non-combat related PTSD, military sexual trauma, drug and alcohol problems, depression, anxiety, career issues, relationship problems, and homicidal and suicidal ideation. I have also worked at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital treating psychiatric inpatients with both substance use diagnoses and co-occurring mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, severe depression, and antisocial personality disorder. Further, I have worked at Purdue University in their Counseling and Guidance Center where I administered, scored, interpreted, and prepared reports for personality and career testing including the MMPI-2, MCMI-III, Beck Depression Inventory, Myers-Briggs Indicator, Revised NEO Personality Inventory, and Strong Interest Inventory. As a lawyer, I worked as a family law attorney in private practice for adoption, divorce, child custody and parenting time hearings. Prior to working in private practice, I worked as a trial lawyer for Marion County Department of Child Services where I represented the State in numerous “Child in Need of Services” cases in Marion County, Indiana.