Hi there. We are so glad you are considering our agency. It is such an honor to work with people who are wanting to grow and address their mental well being. With all the world has going on in it today we need a safe place to be allowed to focus on ones' own issues.
For the past 3 decades I have worked with folks from ages 6 to 96 on a variety of issues. I am originally from the area and moved away to gain my education and figured I'd live in a major city, but found country living and small town life far more peaceful and attractive. Chip Maupin and I established our business in 1998 and my joy and enthusiasm for woking with people is as strong today as it was when I started.
I am licensed in both mental health and alcohol and drug use counseling. I use a variety of different therapeutic apporaches to best aid you in your work. I specialize in counseling folks who have experienced trauma, loss, mood disorders, adoption issues, and domestic violence. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have found it an effective technique in relieving the living legacy of trauma effects. My goal is to hear your story and identify the symptoms or issues you are experiencing and build an appropriate treatment plan to best aid you in healing and developing skills and tools to improve your ability to cope.
I also add humor to our conversations as I believe humor is an additional piece of helping see and feel lighter and brighter side of life.
I look forward to working with you and wish you peace in your journey in life.