Life is often a mix of challenges and joys. Highs and lows. Sometimes, however, those lows can become too much to bear on our own. Relationships, crises and personal struggles can often feel so complex, it is difficult to see a way out. My passion and purpose is to walk alongside you in your pain, providing the clinical tools, proven techniques, and faith-based encouragement to find your way through. 

Serving clients in Illinois & Iowa

I love people. All people. 

Couples Counseling Illinois & Iowa
Not Currently Accepting New clients
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Education & Training

Masters of Arts in Social Work

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelors of Science in Psychology

Drury University


Institute for Sexual Wholeness

Certification in Progress

Cups of Coffee

Specialty Areas

Christian Sex Therapy for Married Couples



Sexual Assault/Trauma,

Infertility Related Grief


Newly Formed Families (Adoption, Foster Care, Step-Parenting)

Marital Crises 

Relational Conflict

I have experience working in private practice and non-profit capacities as well as 6 years of ministry experience. My amazing husband Craig and I have been married for 10 years and have experienced our fair share of those highs and lows- including infertility, owning a small business, miscarriage, hard miracle labors, and adopting two infants in less than a year. It has been a wild, wonderful ride so far! We have 3 beautiful children, ages 6, 18 months and 8 months. 


I have experience in both Christian and secular counseling as well as a passion for clinically sound, evidenced-based practice. Providing these in a safe, non-judgmental environment is the key to great therapy.

I believe your time is valuable and your heart is precious. I also believe you were created to not just live, but thrive. It would be my joy and honor to help you get there.

"He [Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Colossians 1:17





Schedule & Fees


Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 8am-4pm


$125 for 45 min session

We accept HSA/FSA cards

Not currently accepting insurance

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Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Social Worker

State of Illinois


Christian Sex Therapy

in progress

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

in progress

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Not Currently Accepting New clients


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