Telehealth Counseling in Southeast OHIO
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Methods of Counseling
My solo, private, professional practice is based on the belief that clients' therapeutic needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting your needs and helping you to achieve your mental health recovery goals.
With more than 30 years of professional experience working with mental health, I specialize in mood disorders such as depression and anxiety-related issues, relationship problems, and other "life-related " stress. I have experience in working with adults sexually abused as children and those who have experienced domestic violence.
I was born, raised and educated in Ohio. I have a Masters in Education: Rehabilitation Counseling, from Ohio University (1989).
I received the Nancy Reagan National Scholarship Award in 1987.
This was a unique award for a woman pursuing studies in addiction counseling and treatment. I was selected from submissions from the United States and all United States territories. This award aided in my Master's degree work with my focus on women and addiction recovery.
In my undergrad work, I achieved a Women's Studies Certificate during my Bachelor's studies (BGS) which focused on psychology, sociology, and criminality (OU, 1987). I received an Associates Degree in Mental Health Technology (OU, 1985). I attended Washington State Community (WSCC) college where i studied Data Processing. I was elected to the Student Council while at WSCC (1982-83).
My extensive background working with addictions includes:
providing alcohol/drug addiction evaluation and treatment, co-dependency recovery, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)and Adult Children of Dysfunctional (ACDF) families healing processes.
I have worked in various mental health and addictions treatment settings: in-patient treatment, the local and out-patient community mental health, domestic violence shelter, home-based mental health services for the elderly, treatment alternatives programming for the criminal justice system at the local and states levels, and for the last 10+ years in private practice in Athens, Ohio.
I served as an appointee by former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board where i served on the ethics committee.
I welcome the opportunity to provide quality, individual mental health, addiction, or couples counseling teletherapy services to you and/or your family member. I primarily work from an eclectic approach that is well-grounded in Person Centered therapy which is a therapeutic approach of providing "... a non-judgmental environment, demonstrating empathy, and having unconditional positive regard toward the client."
I also use the following therapies and approaches, tailored to each client’s unique counseling needs, a “what works best” approach: