It is difficult to decide to seek help concerning emotional issues and it is even harder
to figure out who
to call. What I promise is to work with you to help find solutions. My belief is people
have the answers
within them but the solutions are hidden. Together we can uncover them, like finding
And it is a treasure. It is the good and wise core of each person.
My background is unique. I worked as a journalist for The Ann Arbor News for 17 years
a new career. Since that decision, I have worked with mothers and babies, troubled
families and people
struggling with autism. Through volunteer work, I have worked with frail adults,
grieving children and
grandparents raising their grandchildren.
I am familiar with depression, anxiety, behavior problems, peer relationships and
trauma. I am familiar
with various therapy techniques but find that finding what works for you is more
important I also have a
strong spirituality which I share with clients if appropriate.
I enjoy working with children and find them life-giving. My office has a special space
for children, with
therapeutic games and kid-friendly décor, including a bean bag. Children need to be
working in therapy and I do my best to create that environment.
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also use Internal
Family Systems, Play Therapy and Common Factors in my practice.
Personally, I was raised in a large and loving family in Ypsilanti and I have two
wonderful sons. Of course,
we have the same struggles that all families have: communication problems, time
constraints and all the
rest. But I believe that skills such as listening and self-reflection can help find
solutions to problems and
create a safer, more joyful life for everyone.
Adults, Children & Families