I am a clinical interventionist, psychotherapist, and consultant. My intervention services include consultation, intervention, continuing care, and clinical transport. I am trained in both invitational and rehearsed models, and tailor the intervention to the needs of each family. Rather than focusing solely on the patient, the emphasis is on healing for the whole family. In addition to providing intervention services, I have been a psychotherapist in both in-patient and outpatient settings since 1978 and I have been in private practice since 1992. My treatment services include individual, group and family therapy for people with eating disorders, addiction, mental illness, grief, and loss.
Being in recovery myself for 30+ years, I personally understand the struggles with addiction and the challenges of recovery. I am often assisted during interventions and therapy sessions by my canine co-therapist, Jet, who provides a calm and supportive presence. Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team, and rescuing senior dachshunds in need of a final “furever” home.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), a Certified LOVE FIRST Clinical Interventionist, and a Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI). I am a fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (F.iaedp). I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a founding board member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Arkansas, and I was recently appointed by the governor to serve on the Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board.