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About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed occupational therapist in the State of Michigan. I have over 41 years combined experience working in psychosocial/mental health rehabilitation, alcohol/drug rehabilitation, physical/medical rehabilitation, vocational/industrial rehabilitation, and complementary and integrative therapies. I have taught at the university-level for over 16 years in clinical mental health counseling and occupational therapy (psychosocial) graduate programs.

Education & Experience

Post-doctoral Training (UofM) - ARRTP Program; PhD (MSU) - Rehab Counselor Education; Graduate Certificate (WMU) - Holistic Health Care; Graduate Certificate (WMU) - Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Master of Science (WMU) - Occupational Therapy; Bachelor of Science (WMU) - Occupational Therapy; Associates in Liberal Arts (LCC) - Liberal Arts; LPC (SOM) - Licensed Professional Counselor; OTRL (SOM) - Licensed & Registered Occupational Therapist; ADS (NADA) - Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist; CAADC (MCBAP) - Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor; CRC (CORE/CACREP) - Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; CCMHC (AMHCA) - Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor; NCC (AMHCA) - National Certified Counselor; NCC (DCMHS) - Diplomate Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders Counseling ; NCC (DCMHS) - Diplomate Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma Counseling

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

(ASERVIC) - Assoc for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious Values in Counseling; (EMDRIA) - EMDR International Association; (MMHCA) - Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association; (AMHCA) - American Mental Health Counselors Association; (MAADAC) - Michigan Assoc. of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors; (NAADAC) - National Assoc. of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors; (RCEA) - Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association; (NRCA) - National Rehabilitation Counseling Association; (NRA) - National Rehabilitation Association; (ARCA) - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association; (ACA) - American Counseling Association; (NCRE) - National Council on Rehabilitation Education; (NADA) - National Acupuncture Detoxification Association; (MiOTA) - Michigan Occupational Therapy Association; (AOTA) - American Occupational Therapy Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield

Blue Care Network, Physican's Health Plan, McLaren Commercial Health Plan