My calling in life is to empower people, both adults and children. I love to see how lives can be changed, for the better, when decisions are made to seek solutions and take action. I believe in the power of talking through problems and working together as a team. I do not judge or criticize; rather I offer support and guidance to discover core strengths and values, and apply those to create change.
I believe in God and Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. I offer Biblical counsel and prayer, alongside traditional counseling, with those people seeking this type of counseling. I also offer counsel to people who prefer to seek help without this faith base. I do not push my belief system because I respect the right of each person to choose.
I have a BA in Psychology and a Master in Social Work. I have been a mental health therapist since 2013. I have worked for over 35 years with children, adults, and families which has given me an abundance of various experiences increasing my understanding of mental health and mental illness. I am a contracted behavioral consultant for Lone Survivor Foundation retreats and I have a strong desire to help our military veterans.
As a counselor and licensed clinical social worker I offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy, https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/what-is-art/
In addition I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, and other evidence based therapies while counseling in the office.
I also offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning using horses in non-riding activities.
I have a 12 week program which includes riding, specifically to help youth overcome post traumatic stress from trauma.
I have an equine assisted military veteran's program and am currently seeking funds to help all veterans desiring to participate, be able to participate, regardless of their financial situation.
At this time I do not file your insurance; however because I am licensed, per your request, I can provide you with an invoice you can submit to your insurance, with a reimbursement request.
Sponsorship or sliding scale fee: Please let us know if you cannot afford the fees.
Counseling in the office:
One hour session: 124.00
One equine assisted psychotherapy session, includes both individual and family: $150.00
One Equine assisted learning group session: per individual $50, per couple $75 (These are usually offered in a series of sessions, rather than one session- see events page for the current groups being offered.)
Riding Free program (12 sessions) for youth with ptsd: $900, Requires commitment to take entire program, can be paid in three payments over the 12 weeks.