I began my career in Behavioral Health over 33 years ago working as a Mental Health Technician with children at Welborn Hospital Mulberry Center. I completed my Bachelor Degree in Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. My work also led me to several other inpatient psychiatric hospitals, including Arbor Hospital of Evansville, Charter Hospital, and Deaconess Cross Pointe. I also worked as a Youth Care Worker at Hillcrest-Washington Youth Home and then to the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center as a Counselor. I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2001 from University of Southern Indiana.
I began my clinical career working as the IOP and then Day Treatment Therapist on Mulberry Center’s Addictions Unit. In 2003, a co-founded a 501(c)3 Non Profit Addictions and Counseling Center in Morganfield, KY called Another Way, Inc. We had 2 other office locations during our history, working mainly with Corrections, Drug Court, and Probation and Parole. I was the Administrator of the DUI Program And Program Manager during this tenure. In 2009, I began working as the PHP Therapist at Brentwood Springs, moving then into the role of Director of Clinical Services.
During this time, I realized my desired to be back in the direct client care as the role of therapist. I worked at a few group practices doing individual addiction and mental health work, which is where I found my passion for Trauma work. After being trained as an EMDR Therapist in 2013, the way I practiced therapy changed. I fell in love with this therapeutic style and went on to become a Certified EMDRIA therapist and Approved Consultant. I also worked as an EMDR Trainer to assist other therapists in learning this valuable therapeutic framework.
In 2017, I finally settled into private practice. I love being able to meet clients where they are in their journey and offering a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to help them along the way. I am again offering EMDR Intensive Retreats, which I am most excited about due to the intense nature of the work and the astounding results that can occur in a brief period of time. I also do Trauma-Informed Life Coaching as a way to help people who are not in need of traditional therapy, but may have some points they need to push through. It is a great way to also supplement follow-up with primary therapy and focus on moving forward with Post-Traumatic Growth.
I am so grateful to be able to offer these services in person through my office in Evansville, IN and through telehealth, which I do from my home In Henderson. You may even see my sweet cats, Allison and Charlie, who have stolen my heart, and maybe yours too. I am licensed in Indiana and Kentucky, so can work with anyone in these states. Being born and raised in Henderson, KY, I appreciate the small town feeling of having that personal relationship with your provider, and understand the small town life with its challenges and celebrations. I would love the chance to see how we could work together to achieve the goals you have for your life. I welcome phone calls or emails to begin the conversation of working together. Reach out anytime! Thank you for your interest and I hope this information helps you to make an informed decision about my services.