I take a very practical approach to counseling with the goal of helping a person function to the best of their ability. I put a strong focus on a person’s strengths and helping a person function to the best of his or her ability. I support people through difficult times and help them learn new ways to cope. Whether it is working through depression, anxiety, grief, or emotional turmoil, you will have a partner to support you along the way. I am guided by the principles of self determination: having a choice, knowing more about yourself, being in control, making your own decisions–all driven by your personal goals and dreams.
I have lived in Kohler since 2009. I am married and raising three children. We enjoy an excellent quality of life here, and I am committed to enriching the lives of people who live and work in this community. In my spare time I enjoy food and wine, gardening, and watching the kids play sports. I volunteer for Mental Health America in Sheboygan County at the Open Door, and can frequently be seen helping out with some project at church or school. I am also an instructor for Junior Achievement, teaching money management skills and entrepreneurship to young people.
I enjoy working with children, families, and people in all of their ages and stages of life. I have experience working with the disability community, including the long term support program IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self- Direct) and a local program called Foundations of Community Living. My work experience also includes community based mental health treatment, and working with seniors, family caregivers, and youth in foster care and residential treatment.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Marist College. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and regularly attending trainings to stay current in the field. I will be working as a therapist in training, treating patients under the clinical supervision of Wendy Yurk, MS, LPC toward the completion of my full licensure.