Why I do what I do!
In today's' world we are faced with so many stressors and difficulties. When we can connect with another human and talk about our thoughts and feelings we often times make clearer and healthier choices. I offer that space for others to find healing, clarity, and vision for their life.
Optimistic Counseling PLLC assists individuals in achieving more effective and fulfilling lives in the midst of social, interpersonal, professional, and academic difficulties. Goals of counseling are cooperatively established between client and counselor. It is the hope that clients experience a decrease in distressing issues, while overall wellness is increased. I offer an opportunity for individuals/couple/families to find their purpose and fulfillment in life.
I am an alum and current Adjunct Instructor at Granite State College where I earned a Bachelor of Science, Self Design: Adolescent and Family Services. I am also an adjunct Professor at Keene State College. From Antioch University New England I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling. Through the years I have worked extensively with at-risk youth, their families, and communities. In the past few years, I have increased my focus on couples work.
I am licensed in the State of New Hampshire as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC). Additionally, I am an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC).