I am a clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist and licensed Marriage and
I began my
Social Work career at Gryphon Place,
a Crisis Intervention Center,
and earned my Masters degree in Social Work from Western Michigan
University in 1986. The following seven years were spent at Allegan
Community Mental Health Services, providing individual & group
therapy for children and their families, and was a member of the
Divorce Adjustment Team. In 1992, I joined the clinical staff at
West Side Family Mental Health Practice, transitioning into my own
private practice in 1994.
work with adults, couples and families providing holistic care that
focuses on the mind, body, and spirit of each individual. My areas
of specialty include anxiety, depression, grief, post-traumatic
stress, sexual orientation, eating disorders and life transitions. I
also offer groups and meditative weekend retreats to support and
deepen the therapeutic process.
Previously, I was an adjunct professor in the Graduate Social Work
Program, and then the Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness
Program, teaching "Holism and Spirituality." In addition to private
practice and teaching, I co-lead "Women in Nature" Groups through
Kalamazoo Nature Center, helping women explore their own nature
through interacting with the natural world.
am able to take most insurances including BCBS (PPO),
Aetna, Priority Health and MESSA.
Insurance plans change and vary, please
contact your insurance company for eligibility, deductibles, co-pays
and pre-certification information.