I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and EMDRIA Certified therapist, providing therapy for adults from all walks of life and experiences. I specialize in PTSD and trauma related to childhood and interpersonal violence . My professional background includes 18 years in the medical field including working with organ donor families, which provides me with unique skills and insight into trauma.
I earned my Masters Degree in Community Psychology from Alverno College and post-masters certificate in Trauma Informed Care from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and post-masters certificate in Forensic Criminology from Umass-Lowell, where I am currently pursuing a Masters of Art in Criminal Justice. Additional education and experience includes Certified Complex Trauma Professional-II, Clinical Certified Trauma Specialist-Sex Trafficking & Exploitation, and Certified Human Trafficking Victim Services Provider. I maintain active memberships in the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), National Association of Forensic Counselors, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a volunteer with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP). I have been trained in providing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), which allows me to be deployed to work mass casualties and community disasters in a supportive role.
I am a Certified Dancing Mindfulness Class Facilitator and trained in Yoga for Clinicians; I am currently pursuing my Registered Expressive Arts Therapist designation. I am an EMDR Consultant (in training), volunteer as a mentor for the local high school professional mentorship program, and provide guidance on core values and diversity and inclusion practices for the high school's FIRST Robotics Competition team.