I have been a social worker since 1992, when I graduated from Washburn University with my bachelors in social work. I returned to Washburn in 1996 to pursue my masters in social work and graduated in 1998 with my MSW. I continued my education by completing two years of clinical supervision to be come a clinical social worker. I became a licensed social worker with each new level of education by taking the licensing exam necessary to be a licensed social worker in Kansas and have been a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in Kansas since 2005.
I have been in private practice since June of 2008. I have a variety of clients including working with individuals, couples and families. I particularly enjoy working with teens, who often can find this phase of life to be a difficult.
I have experience working with clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder and appreciate the complexities and the support needed to help the client and family deal with the many facets of this diagnosis.
Before going into private practice, I was a hospice social worker. I worked with patients and families that were dealing with terminal situations and support through the dying process as well as after. I also spent a lot of time assisting with finding resources for patients and families.
Before returning to graduate school I worked three years as a social worker for Head Start. I also worked as the director of social services in a local nursing facility.