Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Experience

Certifications and Licensure


Education
  • BA in Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University

Types of Environments in which I have worked
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • In-Patient Child Psychiatric Unit
  • University-Based Mental Health Clinic Open to Public
  • Research Laboratory (doing EEG, diagnostic interviews, supervising)
  • Tamms Correctional Center ("super max" prison in Illinois)
  • Private Practice

Additional Training (not a complete list)

  • EMDR (Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CADC, CCDP-D) - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) (Kelly Koerner, PhD, Behavioral Tech Trainer)
  • Suicide Risk Assessment (Thomas White, PhD)
  • Self-Defeating Behavior
  • Trauma-Informed Treatment
  • Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, & Nail Biting): Treatment Guidelines for Effective Therapy (Judy DeKuehn, M.Ed., LPC)
  • Brain Change Therapy for Attachment Disorders and Emotional Regulation (William Wade, PhD)

Types of Problems with which I have Helped People

  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder (also called Manic Depression)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Problems in relationships (with partner, spouse, adult children, parents, coworkers, supervisors, etc.)
  • Stress on the Job/at Work
  • Difficulties controlling or managing emotions, including anger
  • Self-Harm and Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • Difficulties in the present that come from events in the past, such as neglect, abuse, death of a loved one, or other experiences while growing up
  • Grief and loss (including the loss of a beloved pet)
  • Divorce
  • Problems related to Personality or Communication
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Stress and Life Problems related to Sexual Orientation
  • Adjusting to Life After Prison or while on Parole/Probation
  • Preparing to Enter Prison
  • Problems with Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault or Victim of Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • "Codependency"
  • Impulsivity