“Not living up to your potential.”
Is this feedback you’ve been given or secretly admitted to yourself? I know what it feels like to be capable of being focused and engaged at work and home but to be utterly unable to connect to the joy and satisfaction that should come from that.
I know what it’s like to have your connection with family and coworkers blunted by the obsessive thoughts that substance abuse creates. I know what it’s like to have an external life that looks like success but an internal life that makes you feel, well, like a fraud.
I want to help you be able to use your existing strengths, your proven track record in ways that support recovery from substance over-use, substance abuse, or addiction.
It is my passion to help professionals match their education, training, abilities, and daily habits with their values and integrity and to elevate their lives and transcend the quagmire of substance abuse.
Being a Psychotherapist is an “encore” career for me after 10 years of teaching parenting, 8 years of being a High School Teacher and Administrator, and then when life circumstances necessitated a new plan. My family consists of 3 young adults at various levels of education and career building and various furry creatures.
Education and Credentials
My undergraduate degrees are in English (because at the time, I never thought I wanted to teach), and Business (because I like to pay the mortgage and eat). Many years later, I returned to the classroom with something called a laptop and a mechanism known as social media and earned my Masters in Counseling.
After graduation Summa Cum Laude, I earned my Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Credentialed Counselor credentials. My job roles have included working in a psychiatric emergency room, opening a well-respected non-profit bereavement support satellite, managing Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Assistant Principal and School Counselor.
I am a multi-credentialed professional with a background of working with a diverse client base ranging from severe chronic mental illness to assisting persons with career change. My specialty helping professionals evaluate and understand the nature of their substance abuse problem and building a holistic treatment plan to treat the issue emerged when I ran Intensive Outpatient and observed that professionals do not have enough access to evidence based, discreet, custom treatment planning.
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
- National Credentialed Counselor (NCC)
Job Titles and Roles
- Program Manager, Intensive Outpatient
- Assistant Principal
- School Counselor
- Private Practice
- The Right Step
- Mirus Academy
- Krause Center
- Bo’s Place