Limited License Clinical Social Worker
I'm a cautious person, but I love a good adventure
I am an aunt to seven incredible nephews and nieces!
My dog's name is Professor Lupin (from the book series Harry Potter)
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” -Martin Luther King
I am passionate, patient and open minded person. I deeply believe in the phrase “kids do well if they can” rather than “kids do well if they want to” (Greene, 2014). I strive to provide support, remove barriers and ultimately help families build skills and use resources to succeed. I aim to create a space in which all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex or gender feel safe.
When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family particularly my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy game nights, exploring local restaurants parks with friends. When we can get away, my husband and I like to rock climb and hike. So far, we have climbed and hiked in Boulder Colorado, The Red River Gorge in Kentucky, along the Pacific Rim Trail in Northern California, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas and at the base of Niagara Falls. I am also an adamant fan of yoga and mindfulness.
University of Michigan, MSW, Master's in Social Work
Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Most of my experience has been working with young children, however I have also worked with some adolescents and adults. Previous positions I have held or volunteered for include: special needs childcare provider, eldercare provider, home based social worker at Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority, camp counselor at Camp Sunshine, and an art mentor through Bethany Christian Services. Through these experiences I have learned that every individual is wonderfully unique and therefore require an equally unique plan of care.