I am in the final stages of a CACREP-accredited Master’s Degree with a focus in “Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling” from Messiah University. My professional background includes experience in teaching, academic advising, and college/career counseling, during which I’ve been able to come alongside and support individuals and families facing challenging circumstances, difficult decisions, and major life changes. I believe in establishing a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship as the foundation for positive work with clients.
I enjoy spending as much of my free time as I can with my spouse and two children. I also enjoy engaging with people in the real details of life and connecting with their stories. I often incorporate aspects of Narrative Therapy and Adlerian Therapy into my work with clients, in addition to pulling from Bowen Family Systems theory and other theories centered around holistic (“whole person”) wellness. Mindfulness-based interventions, motivational interviewing, client-directed goal-setting, and emotionally-focused interventions are a few of the methods I commonly use with clients, though I’m always learning new interventions and am open to trying whatever might work best with each unique client situation.