As a young child, I suffered from undiagnosed Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms of ADHD made it difficult to perform according to my academic ability and socially interact effectively with peers. In early adulthood I outgrew the disorder and the symptoms which played havoc were no longer present. However, curiosity of past struggles created a desire to find real answers. I began self-study courses which eventually lead me into the field of psychology. It is now my passionate desire to help adults, children and their families with early diagnosis and treatment intervention of all mental health disorders.
My work began in pastoral counseling at Believer’s Christian Fellowship, where I gained insight into applying Scripture and Christian principles into an individual’s treatment interventions. At Lawrence County Human Services, I had the opportunity to treat a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses. My later work as a child advocate led me to Los Angeles, where I worked as a County Foster Care Social Worker. Upon my return to Pennsylvania, I worked in Pittsburgh with a focus on Addictions and Recovery and in Family-based Mental Health as a Family Therapist and a Clinical Supervisor for BHRS; as Director of Outpatient Services for an outpatient mental health facility located in Meadville, PA supervising staff and focusing on evaluating children for BHRS Psychological Evaluations; and as Child and Family Therapist for a local children’s hospital; and currently working full time in my private practice in New Wilmington.
Slippery Rock University
BS, Social Work
Earned The McMullen Award for Excellence in the field of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh
MSW, Social Work
Certificate in Mediation
I am happily married, and have been blessed with 4 beautiful children and 6 grandchildren.