About Me

About Me

I am a psychotherapist with more than 18 years of experience in providing individual, couples, and family therapy to adults, adolescents, and children in the greater Green Bay, Wisconsin area.  My practice is located at Spectrum Behavioral Health (1496 Bellevue Street - Suite 101, Green Bay, 54311; phone: 920-784-2644; e-mail: [email protected]; web site: www.spectrumbh.com).

As a solution-focused therapist, my approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with my clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving.


FORMAL EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin [email protected]
Milwaukee, WI
Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Psychology (Community Counseling emphasis)
Grade point average: 3.9 (4.0 scale)
1999 - 2002

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language & Literature

Grade point average: 3.3 (4.0 scale)
1990 - 1995


ADDITIONAL TRAINING & ONGOING LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training
EMDR Institute, Inc.
2005

Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)
State of Wisconsin
License Number: 3484 – 125
2004 - Present

National Certified Counselor (N.C.C.)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Certification Number: 200898
2004 - Present

Provider of Psychotherapy Services in a Certified Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Status
State of Wisconsin
2004 - Present


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice (currently located at Spectrum Behavioral Health)
Green Bay, WI
Psychotherapist
March 2015 - Present

*Provide outpatient psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families—including children, adolescents, and adults—with a wide variety of mental, emotional, behavioral, and social/relationship issues including depression, anxiety, anger management difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar/mood disorders, oppositional defiant/conduct disorders, trauma/posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual/physical abuse, and a vast array of additional presenting issues.

*Correspond with various collateral contacts and other providers on a regular basis in an effort to ensure continuity and quality of care for all clients and their families.

*Create and complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, reviews, billing/prior authorization forms, and various additional documentation in serving these clients as an approved provider on numerous health plans.
 
 
Aurora Health Care – Behavioral Health Department
De Pere, WI
Psychotherapist
4 years and 2 months in this role

*Provided outpatient psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families—including children, adolescents, and adults—with a wide variety of mental, emotional, behavioral, and social/relationship issues including depression, anxiety, anger management difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar/mood disorders, oppositional defiant/conduct disorders, trauma/posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual/physical abuse, and a vast array of additional presenting issues.

*Corresponded with various collateral contacts and other providers on a regular basis in an effort to ensure continuity and quality of care for all clients and their families.

*Created and completed intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, reviews, billing/prior authorization forms, and various additional documentation in serving these clients as an approved provider on numerous health plans.
 
 
Innovative Counseling / Self-Employed (as an Independent Contractor)
Northeast Wisconsin
Psychotherapist
5 years and 3 months in this role

*Provided intensive in-home and outpatient psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families—including children, adolescents, and adults—throughout northeast Wisconsin with a wide variety of mental, emotional, behavioral, and social/relationship issues including depression, anxiety, anger management difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar/mood disorders, oppositional defiant/conduct disorders, trauma/posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual/physical abuse, and a vast array of additional presenting issues.

*Supervised second-team therapists as the lead therapist in providing mental health services to intensive in-home psychotherapy program clients and their families.

*Corresponded with various collateral contacts and other providers on a regular basis in an effort to ensure continuity and quality of care for all clients and their families.

*Created and completed prior authorizations, intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, reviews, billing forms, and various additional documentation in serving these clients as an approved provider on numerous health plans.
 
 
Villa Hope CSP (Community Support Program)
Green Bay, WI
Case Manager II (Master’s-level)
2 years and 3 months in this role

*Provided individual and group psychotherapy for chronically mentally ill adults in the greater Green Bay area with such diagnoses as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and major depression (some with coexisting alcohol or other drug abuse, or AODA, issues).

*Assessed, educated, and assisted these clients in the areas of psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation as well as symptom management and independent living on an ongoing basis.

*Managed and delivered psychotropic/health medications to these clients twice daily and monitored their ingestion of these medications to ensure compliance for their own welfare.

*Created and completed treatment plans, crisis plans, progress notes, reviews, Medical Assistance billing forms, and various additional documentation in the case management of these clients.
 
 
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin
Green Bay, WI
Marketing & Recruitment Director
2 years in this role

*Recruited, counseled, trained, and retained quality volunteers as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Big Couples for local children in need of mentors.

*Directed the planning, organization, and implementation of all agency marketing campaigns, volunteer recruitment events, public relations efforts, and media promotions in northeast Wisconsin, particularly in Brown, Oconto, and Door Counties.

*Supervised a staff assistant, volunteers, and a Public Relations & Recruitment Committee in the aforementioned initiatives.

*Spoke to various companies, businesses, community service organizations, and media audiences about Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin, its mission, and its mentoring programs.

*Performed additional related duties including managing media buys; writing and issuing press releases/public service announcements; publishing and sending print and e-mail newsletters; creating and distributing a wide variety of marketing materials; and much more.

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