Since 1991, I have counseled adults who struggle with a myriad of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar, relationship concerns, boundary concerns, domestic violence, blended family concerns, co-dependency, or addiction. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, and psycho-education.
In August of 2021, I did retire to help care for my parents, but since then, things in my personal life have settled down and I’ve returned to the work force. You may see on the internet that my business is closed, but that is no longer true.
I earned my license in clinical social work in Missouri in 1997. I graduated with a Master of Social Work in 1991 from Brown School of Social Work at Washington University as a Bettie Schroth Johnson Scholar. I graduated summa cum laude in 1990 from UMSL with a Bachelor of Social Work.
Rates and Fees
Rates are $85 per 60-minute session for individuals without insurance or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) coverage.
After you have contacted me to initiate services, I follow-up with your insurance company to confirm your coverage. However, most EAPs require that you contact them first to initiate services.
I recommend that you ask these questions of your insurance or EAP to help determine your benefits:
I accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, and HSA cards. Your co-pay is due at the time of service.
Please provide a 24-hour notice to avoid either a late cancellation fee or a no-show fee. However, if you must cancel because either you or your child is sick or due to inclement weather, you will not be charged.
Counseling Space, and Available Companion (at No Extra Charge)
Caramel is my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. If you would like, he is allowed to visit with you on the sofa. If you’re interested in more information, check out support dogs.
Clients are sometimes curious about my personal background. I grew up a military brat, but have lived in the St. Peters, Missouri area for the past 35+ years. I have been happily married since 1995 and have two grown children, one grown stepdaughter, and four grandchildren. I very much enjoy hanging out at home and with family and I’m fine if there isn’t much going on around me. During the summer, my husband and I enjoy visiting our family and my high school friends in the mountains. My husband and I attend church regularly as do our kids and grandchildren. I love Christmas and I love having all my family here for Christmas dinner. And even though I hate it, I exercise 6 days a week and have done so for the past 35+ years.
From the above paragraph, you might glean that I moved around a bit as a kid and you might guess (and rightly so) that I’ve divorced once. You could conclude accurately that I raised two biological teenagers. You’d be right to say I am a member of a blended family and as such have helped raise one stepdaughter from the age of 7. Need I say that these transitions were stressful? I understand that life is often not easy.