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.

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 embrace the values and mission of a liberal arts education and it is an honor to serve students here.

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

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)