I became a counselor because I passionately believe that there is hope and healing possible in the midst of every situation. However, in difficulty it can be hard to see a way through it. In counseling, I work with each individual, couple, or family to find hope, work toward goals and take practical steps. As a mental health counselor, my approach can best be described as collaborative. A positive, trusting relationship with my clients is of the utmost importance. I use a variety of counseling approaches including solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the Gottman Method. Some of my areas of interest include couples counseling, depression, anxiety, stress and life transitions, and LGBTQ issues. I have been working as a counselor for the past 6 years. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Anderson University in 2006. In 2011, I graduated with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Indiana.