Expertise

Areas of Education and Psychotherapy Competence

I am a licensed counselor in West Virginia #2366 and a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) as well as a counseling supervisor. I have expertise in training in individual and group therapy, psycho-social aspects of children adults with disabilities, transition issues regarding people with disabilities, disability onset coordination and therapy, disability culture issues as well as anxiety and mood disorders depression, panic, bi-polarism. I also have extensive training with children and adults in the autism spectrum. I am a reality-based therapist that utilizes principles of Cognitive-Based Approaches and Behavioral Approaches. I have training in Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention planning. I also have extensive training in trauma informed practices in community and schools. 

I continue to work with families, individuals and groups to provide them with education and coping mechanisms to live a full productive life. The following are specialized areas of training for which I provide treatment in addition to general counseling:

  • Trauma Informed Practices in Classrooms and Communities
  • ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
  • Suicide and Suicide Prevention
  • Grief Counseling
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Mental Illness/Intellectual Disabilities (dual diagnosis) 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

I am also a certified provider for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation  

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