She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Practice: PA Counseling Co-op Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
We all face times when life can be difficult, and as a parent it can be overwhelming when we are looking for ways to try to help and support our children. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families to help with any challenges that you may be facing. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger management, grief and loss, school issues, and addiction. I use CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) to help children explore their negative thoughts and try to help them to work towards making positive outcomes by changing their thinking and perceptions to improve their lives. I have been a school counselor for the past 26 years, working with students of all age levels, and I enjoy working with children and their families through their life journeys with encouragement, presence, and hope.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 28 years
PA Counseling Co-op, Therapist, 2023 - Present
Cumberland Valley School District, School Counselor, 2009 - Present
Shippensburg University, M.Ed. in School Counseling, 1996
Indiana University of PA, B.A. in Clinical Sociology, 1993