Read our policies and telehealth options to respond to COVID-19
We know that there’s widespread concern about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and your health is our top priority.
In order to best ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the community at large, at this time telehealth is an option for all services.
For in-person sessions masks must be worn in all common areas if you are not fully vaccinated. Once in your individual counselor's office, it is up to the discretion of each provider to determine if masks will be worn for the duration of the counseling session. Clients are encouraged to discuss concerns regarding usage of masks with their providers.
Please be sure to check with your insurance provider prior to requesting an appointment to ensure they cover telehealth intakes. If they do not, you can discuss a self-pay rate with the clinician.
Delaware Counseling Services
Individual therapy services for adults
What kind of change would like in your life?
Has life ever not turned out the way you thought it would?
Are you struggling to accept and find meaning in a painful situation or loss?
Do you feel stuck in your pain and are having a hard time seeing how you can get to the other side of it?
You do not have to walk the path alone
You are the expert of your life. I want to help you rediscover intentions that restore your hope, peace and happiness. It is not an easy path if done authentically, but the reward is living in your truth.
My therapeutic approach focuses on creating space for clients to share stories and uncover meanings that promote healing and wholeness. This starts with an authentic therapist/client relationship. My hope is that this relationship can be fertile ground that promotes new self-awareness and personal growth as you navigate the messiness of life.
My Eclectic Approach
I have an eclectic approach to treatment- utilizing theories such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, strengths based and existential treatment strategies depending on client needs and treatment goals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The focus is on identifying cognitive distortions and behaviors and then challenging them in order to improve emotional regulation. Identify thinking errors associated with current problems. Develop personal coping strategies to solve problems and manage difficult feelings.
Person–Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
Founded by Carl Rogers. There are 3 conditions necessary to facilitate change within a client:
2. Congruence- the counselor needs to be genuine and real.
3. Unconditional positive regard- the therapist creates a space free of criticism and judgement.
While some anxiety and depression people experience in life is biological, many of these symptoms may be normal reactions to life stresses and loss. We are all FREE to choose to respond how we wish. Existential psychotherapy focuses on finding meaning in the suffering of our human experience.
I look forward to partnering with you on this journey
Rediscover intentions that restore your hope, peace and happiness
I am an independently licensed social worker (LISW-S), licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Ohio State University. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, I went on to attend the Master of Social Work program at Ohio State while concurrently working in the field at a community mental health center in Columbus, Ohio. With over 26 years of experience working in the mental health care field, I currently maintain a private practice in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.
“When we deny our stories they define us. When we own our stories we get to write the ending."
– Brene Brown
“When we are no longer able to change a situation- we are challenged to change ourselves."
– Victor Frankl
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
― John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy
"The truest, most beautiful life never promises to be an easy one."
― Glennon Doyle, Untamed