I have been practicing social work for over 15 years. I joined CTED after working at Forest View Hospital in their eating disorder program for a number of years. At Forest View I worked with clients and their families to help them learn the tools necessary to successfully recover. I have experience in the field of addictions and am a Certified Addictions Counselor. I am also certified in EMDR; and can treat co-occurring disorders. I enjoy treating individuals of all ages: I can work with young children via play therapy and I am skilled with adolescents. I also really enjoy leading groups. I work with the entire family to restore wellness; and “help individuals to work at separating themselves from the eating disorder.” I use cognitive behavior therapy to help restore self esteem and self worth and explore reasons behind being stuck in recovery.
I am married and have 4 children. I help out with the youth group at my church. I enjoy playing soccer, capsule gardening and spending time with my family in my spare time.