I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. I treat persons with Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders. I am trained in Exposure Response Therapy, (ERP), a behavior modification approach seen as the standard treatment for OCD. I also find Inference Based Therapy, known as Doubt Therapy, very useful in orienting the client to the thinking pattern of OCD. I have an understanding of Metacognitive Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I believe these therapies also can be useful in treating OCD.
Before beginning private practice full time in 2014, I was a counselor in the men’s prison system, a therapist in adolescent treatment centers and a public school teacher of at-risk students.
I also have a work history as a newspaper reporter, a college speech teacher and a Superior Court investigator.
I keep myself apprised of the fundamental findings in the OCD community as a professional member of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. My work experiences and my personal story with OCD, offers a unique perspective toward helping clients in recovery.
I offer a gentle, but honest approach to counseling and sincerely believe all clients can improve their lives, especially if they begin to understand the structure of OCD.
I am accessible and willing to meet you where you are emotionally. I see persons in my office and do home visits as needed. I am a United Health Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield provider, as well as a Medicaid provider. I offer a sliding scale for persons uninsured. My session fee is very reasonable.
Questions and concerns about OCD and or my approach are appreciated.
MO License # 2004014252
1316 Old Highway 63 S. Suite 101