50-minute individual therapy sessions are scheduled weekly and bi-weekly with a cost of $70 per session or $35-$55 based on a sliding scale. We continue to offer in-person sessions at our office in Springfield as well as virtual sessions throughout the state of Missouri.
I believe every one of my clients has the ability to improve, adapt, create, and express themselves more genuinely. They often come to therapy because they feel stuck. You may be angry, depressed, anxious, in pain, or driven to the point of breaking, but even in the place of suffering there is a spark that may even seem negative at first but is nonetheless the start of becoming a better version of yourself. I want to be with my clients every step of the way, in a relationship that can assist them in becoming who they are, recovering from what weighs on them, redeeming their past and making a bright future.
LGBTQ+ and atheists/agnostics are welcome here. If you reach out to me for counseling, we can start with a free phone consultation to give you a chance to get to know me, ask questions, and discuss the goals and nature of your therapy. I do my best to be trustworthy, keep you from harm, and seek your best interests at all times.
Eight to twelve sessions is a good starting goal, to see benefits. The goals and length of your therapy can be discussed in the first session and are open to change--you are in control. I strive to offer counseling that is affordable and accessible. Although I do not accept insurance, I do offer a sliding scale based on ability to pay, which typically ranges from $35-$55.
Person-Centered therapy is my primary modality in which I practice and was trained. As such I have worked to improve in it over the past 9 years of practicing therapy. Much like my experience as an artist, I work to communicate more clearly, be more genuine and present, and show regard for my clients as wonderful and developing works of art.
In all my experiences and efforts, I believe there is hope and possibility in every situation; I believe that people have the power to recover from what weighs on us, redeem our past and create a brighter future. As a therapist I get to be with people, working their way through hard things; it can be uncomfortable for both of us, at times, but I believe it enriches my life immensely.
I began my college education with a Bachelor’s in Electronic Arts at Missouri State University because music and art have always been a huge part of my life. Art, for me, is an inner journey but I found that I also wanted a career where I connect with others who are on their own journey. I continued my education and received a Master’s in School Counseling at Evangel University. I then provided school counseling and guidance services for seven years, mostly at Central High School in Springfield, Missouri, working closely with the English Language Learners. In 2020, I began working at Lakeland Behavioral Health with parents and families experiencing a mental health crisis, doing intake assessments in-person and by phone. In 2021, I began counseling in private practice under the supervision of Keith Wilson at New Leaf Counseling. I work primarily with 14 year-olds and older, doing mostly individual therapy with an emphasis in depression, anxiety, trauma, and personal growth.
Missouri PreLicense #2020043286
Supervisor: Keith Wilson, LPC, with New Leaf Counseling, Missouri License #2012037415
Professional ethics information: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/ethics
Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors: https://pr.mo.gov/counselors