“We all have the capacity to be a superhero. In order to become one, you just have to find your unique power or ability and exploit it for the greater good. The cape and mask are optional accessories, but a kind heart is essential.”

Robert Clancy

“Why do we fall? 

So we can learn to

pick ourselves back up.”

Thomas Wayne, to his son, Bruce

 

ABOUT ME

Thank you for taking the time to explore Gotham Ranch Counseling Services! I offer over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I work with a variety of therapeutic issues, including complex trauma/childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, or just generally feeling "stuck!" I use humor, as well as a variety of experiential therapy techniques to assist clients in processing through their struggles. I strive to offer clients a unique, safe and comfortable environment within which to process through struggles, in a non-stuffy atmosphere where animals (including cats, dogs and horses) have a tendency to join our sessions!

EXPERIENCE

While "talking" is an important aspect of therapy in general, this is often intimidating and difficult for some clients. I feel it is important to engage both the right and left sides of the brain, in order to help clients of all ages to more freely open up and process through difficult emotions and issues.

I utilize Sand Tray Therapy, experiential art activities, Accelerated Resolution Therapy and EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. With child clients, I utilize Play Therapy and Sand Play.

EDUCATION
  • LPC-15326

  • Ottawa University, Masters in Professional Counseling, 2011

  • Center for Humanistic Studies, Masters in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology, 1999

  • Michigan State University, Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, 1997

SPECIALTIES
  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • LEOs, spouses and children

  • Children, Adolescents, or Adults

 

Other Issues:

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual/Verbal/Emotional/Physical Abuse histories

  • Stress

  • Women's Issues

  • Attachment-based

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Eclectic

  • Existential

  • Experiential Therapy

  • Expressive Arts

  • Humanistic

  • Jungian

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centered

  • Relational

  • Sand Play

  • Strength-Based

 

CONTACT ME

For more information or to discuss counseling services, please feel free to contact me!

PHONE

480-577-5327

ADDRESS

4342 E. Edgewood Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85206

E-MAIL