About Therapy

You might be feeling a bit uncertain about this…

Maybe even skeptical. That’s okay. I get it…

You’re coming to an office to talk to someone you’ve never met about delicate matters of the heart.

It’s natural to be a little reticent.

It takes courage to push through and take that first step.

But once you do…

I’ll make you feel at ease.

I’ll start with some questions to learn more about you and your life: how old you are, where you went to school, what your family’s like, whether you’ve tried therapy before…

You can ask me questions, too!

From there, as your shoulders drop and you take a deep breath…

We’ll go wherever YOU are comfortable going.

This is a safe, nonjudgmental space.

It’s a place to fully express your heart: where you’ve been, what’s going on now, and your hopes and dreams for the future.

I care about you in all your complexity, and I want this to be a consistent refuge for you – week after week… or whatever suits your needs.

Our work together will be surprising, challenging, sobering, and frustrating at times. It can be raw and emotional.

But I’ll support you through all of it… and I’ll keep Kleenex at your side if you need it.

So, come in… make yourself comfortable!

When you come into my office, you’ll hear some of my favorite jazz or classical music. There are five lamps and art around the room to provide a calm, relaxing vibe.

I have a few seating options: a three-seat couch, a loveseat, a purple chair, and a brown rocking chair (that everyone loves). And if you’d like a snack, I have a table stocked with beverages and granola bars.

One of my walls is made of large windows, giving you a view of a beautiful tree.

If the weather is nice and you feel like a walk, we can go out and have our session outside.

I can’t wait to meet you!

I’m glad you’ve found me and you’re ready to reach out for help and support.

Therapy isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.

It’s time to be honest with who you are!

Let’s get started by talking more during your free consultation: (734) 846-7535.

About Me

Early Career

I didn’t know what I wanted to do with a psychology degree, so I asked my professor.

He said, “Go out and get experience, see if you even like working with people before you spend any money on considering a graduate program.”

It was great advice, and I did exactly that.

When I was an expat in England…

I applied to work in a hospital. The only opening they had was in oncology.

With no work experience in oncology, I brought the feelings around my mom dying of colon cancer when I was seven years old. I had experienced death, grief, and loss a fair amount in my family.

In this job, I learned the incredible gift and honor it is to walk people through their cancer journey.

This is my heart. This is my goal. This is my passion.

I have worked with a variety of populations: kids and adults, in-patient psychiatric units, mental health settings, hospice and palliative medicine, and hospice settings.

When individuals work with me, they often comment on how down-to-earth their counseling experience has been.

I hope that when a therapeutic alliance is formed, it is helpful, supportive, and one in which learning and growth occur.

Personal Life

I have two incredible and amazing daughters. One lives on the East Coast and one on the West Coast.

My favorite food of all time is Thai food, specifically tofu curry.

I enjoy playing and watching tennis.

One dream that I have is to visit Thailand and ride an elephant.