Position Type
Staff
Service
- Present
Biography

My biography is a retrospective connect-the-dots story. While I was fortunate to be the first college graduate in my family, my career path was definitely a winding sort of journey. I did not identify a passionate career interest until midlife. One graduate internship led me to work in a college counseling center, where I realized that I loved working with young adults.

While my style is theoretically integrative, I believe in a strengths-based positive psychological approach. Client wellness is the cornerstone of my work and I think positive change can be achieved with learning, practice, and good therapeutic support. My professional area of focus is adult ADHD, both individual and group interventions, but I have many areas of interest such as art and alternative evidence-based therapies. Currently, I am completing my professional certification in a somatic cognitive therapy called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

The experience at a liberal arts residential college like Denison is a unique opportunity for students to mature, explore self, develop life skills, and build resiliency in addition to earning their academic degree. I believe counseling can change lives for the better, and it is an honor to serve the student community here at Denison.

Degree(s)
B.A., Wheaton College; A.S., Columbus Community College; M.A., Ashland Theological Seminary; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University

Learning & Teaching

Courses
  • Co-faciliator for Advising Circle

Research

Dissertation: Counseling College Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) Study Examining the Experiences of College Counselors
Details

College students with ADHD

Service

Professional Memberships
  • Board Member, The Center for Balanced Living, Columbus, OH
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical & Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC)
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)

Other

Honors & Awards
  • Peg Carroll Scholarship - Association for Specialists in Group Work
  • Innovative Program Award in Recognition of the Productivity Circle - Ohio College Personnel Association