Hello! I am excited you are here! Finding the right person to help with your mental wellness is no small task, so I want to share some information about me and my clinic to help you in this process. I started my private counseling clinic, Insight Counseling Services, in 2018 because I saw a need for mental health services in my hometown. Our community supports some wonderful people and I wanted to give back in a way I knew how.
I have now furthered this support by publishing a self-help book, Conquer Anxiety in Ten Weeks: A Guidebook for Overwhelmed Women Who Dare to Be Fearless.
I like to think that one of my strengths is the ability to be genuine. I want to offer you support that is real and authentic, not just what I am "supposed" to say. I do believe using evidence based treatments is very important in giving clients the best care possible, but this does not mean we can't customize treatment to fit each individual. Each person is unique and at a different place in terms of their personal growth. This is why I will always meet you where you are in your journey and continue from there.
Beyond My Professional Role
I am mom of two silly, energetic, loving, smart kids. One boy and one girl. My husband is my rock. He is supports all of my dreams and aspirations even when they are off the wall! My family keeps me grounded and young at heart. I have played volleyball for most of my life and feel this is my out when stress or anxiety hits. Swimming and being on any lake is my happy place.
I have also struggled with anxiety since I was a little girl. I honestly can't even remember a time that I didn't have anxiety. From thinking the house was going to burn down, to getting kidnapped, to not wanting to do new things, anxiety has always been there. It was not until later in my life that I really knew what anxiety was and that it is what I had been experiencing for so long. Now I have gotten to a place where I accept my anxiety and have learn many ways to manage it in a healthy way. Anxiety is still there, but it is not the driving force in my life. I think the experiences I have had in my life and the anxiety I have experienced have helped me become the mental health professional that I am today. I am able to understand anxiety and experiences that others might not be able to and this makes me genuine, down-to-earth, and empathetic.