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About

Education
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University

  • BS, Psychology, Sociology, Western Michigan University

  • BM, Vocal Music, Millikin University

Affiliations
  • Therapist/Founding Partner, Kalamazoo Counseling and Assessment Center (2018-2020)

  • Therapist, Child & Family Psychological Services (2009-2018)

  • Family Advocate/Therapist, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (2009-present)

  • Intensive Home-Based Therapist, Family & Children Services (2008-2009)

  • Crisis Clinician, Mobile Crisis Response (2008-2011)

  • Pediatric Psychology Intern, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (2008)

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Psychosocial Assessment Intern, Bronson Healthcare Group (2008)

  • Crisis Call Center Shift Team Leader, Gryphon Place (2004-2008)

  • Music Teacher, Choral Director, Professional Musician (1996-2008)

Associations/Activities
  • American Psychological Association

  • APA Division 7, Developmental Psychology

  • APA Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

  • International Association for Play Therapy

  • Family Advocacy Outreach Network, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

  • International Association of Trauma Professionals

Services

  • ADHD/ADD and Executive Functioning

  • Adoption/Foster Care

  • Anxiety

  • Children and Chronic or Terminal Illness (self or family)

  • Depression

  • Divorce and Blended Family Issues

  • Grief/Loss

  • Human Trafficking Survivors

  • Life Transitions/Adjustments

  • Parenting Skills and Concerns

  • Pregnancy and Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • Parent/Child Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Sexual Assault and Abuse

  • Spiritual Issues

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women’s Issues

Cash, credit/debit cards, and checks are accepted. Copays and deductible payments are due at the time of service. Insurance plans accepted are listed below. Please verify your coverage for outpatient mental health visits prior to your first appointment.

  • Anthem

  • ASR Health Benefits

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • HealthScope

  • Magellan

  • MultiPlan

  • Optum

  • Priority Health

  • SmartHealth

  • United Medical Resources (UMR)

  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)

  • United Healthcare (UHC)

  • Others as available through Out of Network benefits or by special authorization

Payment/insurance information