I have spent more than 11 years in the helping profession. During this time I served individuals addressing not only their substance use behavior, but those with anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and much, much more. I am eager to help you achieve your goals!
Substance abuse disorders have been a primary focus of my most recent work. Recovery is a topic I would love to discuss with you. Please also visit my Facebook page at Thriving Therapy, PLLC for more information.
My practice is comfortable, safe, and open; a place where productive work can be done. Your goals are of the utmost importance. We will work together to put you first. Take time to be well. Take time to find balance. You're worth it.
An important part of my work is fulfilling what I believe is my calling. I am a Christian woman, but I am open to working with individuals from all beliefs and backgrounds. My faith can play a role in our discussions if you like, or it can simply be mine. If you are at a point in life where you are examining spiritual or religious questions, I would be honored to walk along that path with you.
My husband and I are raising one son. This means I struggle with many of the same things you do: seeking balance, self-care, coping in ways that aren't long-term solutions, and maintaining reasonable expectations of myself and others.
I work under the supervision of Joyce Wagner, PhD, LCSW-R. Any concerns about your services may be directed to her at any time. Her telephone number is (585) 733-9465. Please note that during my supervision appointments I will be discussing cases, but will not disclose private health information.
Private Practice established 2017
Clinical Supervisor March 2009 – August 2017
Recovery Counseling, LLC | 188 Genesee St, Auburn NY 13021
Providing direct clinical supervision to group therapists and primary therapists, assisting with their personal and professional development, also ensuring appropriate and effective services are provided to clients.
Clinical duties include: conducting evaluations, individual and group therapy, and communicating with, and making referrals to, other providers as needed.
Eviction Prevention/Housing Specialist February 2007- February 2009
Salvation Army | Rochester NY
The Eviction Prevention/Housing Specialist provides approximately $80,000 annually in financial and supportive services to individuals and families being threatened with eviction or in need of help securing housing after an eviction or have otherwise become homeless
Additionally, facilitated a group therapy session twice weekly for male perpetrators of domestic violence.
Mobile Outreach Specialist June 2005- September 2005
Rescue Mission | Syracuse NY
Transported up to 15 male shelter clients per day to doctor’s appointments and job interviews
Intern June 2004- September 2004
Ophelia’s Place | Liverpool NY
Acted as the first voice of the agency by answering phone calls and connecting with local news media regarding the agency’s eating disorder resource and support center
Created a resource center composed of hundreds of pamphlets and brochures
Co-facilitated support groups for individuals suffering from eating disorders
Developed and facilitated a Bible study for individuals affected by eating disorders
The State University of New York Education Department: Licensed Master of Social Work #078116
Intensive CBT Certification Course completed 5/10/17-5/12/17
Mindfulness Certification Course completed 6/18/18-6/19/18
Elected member of the Cayuga County Community Services Board (CSB) 2017-2021
Participant and member of the Ontario County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition 2017-Present
Special Contributor for the Auburn Citizen Newspaper 2014-December 2017
Guest participant at the OASAS Subcommittee of the CSB 2010-2017
Member of the CNYCC Care Transitions Coalition 2016-2017
Substance Abuse Agency Lead for the Drug Free Communities Coalition 2014-2017