I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I earned my Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. I have over 7 years of experience (including Masters and Doctoral practicums and internships) counseling children and adolescents with behavior and learning disorders, family, couples (including domestic violence) and individual therapy, as well as working with college students in career counseling.
I have found in my counseling experience that successful results from counseling require clients to take an active role in the treatment process by participating in treatment goal setting and keeping the change process alive by completing homework assignments between counseling sessions. All counseling approaches require us to build an honest, trusting, and respectful relationship with each other.