I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Georgetown College in 1987. I spent the early part of my career working at a children's psychiatric hospital, for the Cabinet for Families and Children, as well as in public school alternative education. I earned my Master's of Social Work degree in 2010 from the University of Southern Indiana. While in graduate school, I completed my generalist internship at a community drug and alcohol agency, and my clinical internship at a 48-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital. Upon graduation, I was employed by the hospital where I gained continued experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. I chose to enter private practice in 2014 after earning my clinical license (license #3809) due to a desire to work with clients on a level that was deeper than what was afforded to me in the hospital setting.
I am certified in Brainspotting, an advanced form of psychotherapy that can access parts of the brain that are often hidden from our awareness. I enjoy teaching and have taught as an adjunct professor in the Master's of Social Work Department at Western Kentucky University. I have taught anger management through community education, as well as led community and professional workshops. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (state and national chapters), as well as the Kentucky Society of Clinical Social Workers.