I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, Board Certified Coach, and a trained Collaborative Divorce Facilitator. I have also provided workshops to businesses.
In 1991, I graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with both a Master’s and Specialist’s degrees. Since that time I have worked in several programs and with a variety of clients before going into private practice in 1998.
My first private practice was in Spring Hill, Florida where I worked until October of 2004 when I opened my new practice in Tampa. The new practice is called Carrollwood Counseling. My experience includes being the Clinical Director for a 300 bed drug treatment center in Brooksville, director of a day treatment program for elders, counseling at a residential drug treatment program for men and women, working with adjudicated adolescents, and private practice.
In private practice, clients include older children (15 and up), adolescents, adults, and elders. My experience in private practice has focused on working with couples, relationships, men, women, adolescents and families with a variety of concerns.
Prior to entering the counseling field, I taught biology at the high school level in Independence, Missouri and later worked with “at risk” middle school students in Gainesville. My Bachelor’s Degree was earned at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
As an active member of professional organizations, I served on the Boards of the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association and the Florida Mental Health Counselors’ Association. I am a Past President of the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association and past Secretary to the Board of Florida Mental Health Counselors’ Association. I also served on the board of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.
At several statewide conferences including Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, I have presented workshops. And I have also presented for the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, Florida Department of Corrections. In Spring Hill, I led parenting groups.
It is important to me that all clients be treated with dignity, privacy and respect. My belief is that we have the answer within us and we need some assistance at times to find that answer.