Like most people now living in St. Louis, I was born here. The years of raising five kids gave my parents plenty of opportunities to model solving problems, fixing that which is broken, and coping with and adjusting to that which is broken and can not be fixed. Along with these examples came the constant emphasis on the importance of helping others and of making a difference with my life. These examples are some of the reasons I became a counselor.
I received my Masters of Education in Behavioral Studies from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. For over twenty five years, I have worked in the ministry of Pastoral Care in hospitals and hospice. I have served as teacher, counselor, and consultant in grade schools and high schools. My experiences with the fields of addiction, depression and anxiety, marriage and family relationships, and social justice have broadened and strengthened my abilities to work with a wide variety of life’s difficulties. Of all of these experiences, I have found my work with the chronically and terminally ill and the subsequent grief the most rewarding.
I have brought my years of experience and the foundation of beliefs received from my parents to the counseling practice I started in Kirkwood, Mo. If you would consider coming to see me, I promise you a comfortable place to talk and a willing ear to listen to anything you need to reveal. I offer you resources to help you learn about and understand whatever is troubling you. Finally, I offer you different perceptions, coping skills, and advice which to use to problem solve, to fix that which is broken, or to cope with and adjust to that which is broken and can not be fixed.
- Family and marriage
- Teen and young adult
- Hospital and hospice
- Parish ministry
- High school care team consulting
- Parole and probation rehabilitation
- Social justice
- Individual and group therapy
- Relationship counseling
- Christian counseling
- K-12 class workshops
- Faculty in-service presentations
- High school care-team consultation
- Motivational presentations on self image and goal achievement
- Educational presentations on child and adolescent development, friendship, bullying, cooperation, respect, and self-esteem
- Business presentations on coping with stress and maintaining a balance in personal and professional life
- Clients include AT&T, Cardinal Glennon Hospital, Cor Jesu Academy, St. Cletus School, Washington Middle school, and Pallottine Renewal Center
Education and Training
- Masters of Education in Behavioral Studies from the University of Missouri—St. Louis
- LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
- Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related problems.