Happily, I find myself a student once again after earning a bachelor’s in American Sign Language more than two decades ago. That earlier chapter in my life lead me to interpreting for the Deaf and creating American Sign Language programs for families and young students. However, as often happens, the steady path you believe yourself to be walking can branch off onto an unexpected detour. I did not expect to become a widow and an only parent to two young children before the age of 40. And although these new challenges were heartbreaking, they were also transformative. Counseling taught our little family so very much about each other, our inner selves, and how the healing process is not linear. In fact, I was so helped and inspired by one of our family’s incredibly skilled and compassionate counselors, I felt compelled to become one myself. We all need healing of some sort. We all have challenges in our lives that require our attention in order to grow, evolve and feel whole. I believe counseling is an equal partnership and a collaborative effort. I welcome and encourage all feedback so I can best serve you. My approach to counseling is rooted in a person-centered approach, meaning I truly want to understand you as an individual so we can work together on finding your path to becoming whole and balanced. Through multiple counseling techniques, mindfulness and whole body awareness, I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life and relationship changes. I am so pleased and honored to have the opportunity to get to know and work with you.