Thank you for visiting my site.
I am excited to have the opportunity to share a little about myself. I hope this will be the first step toward the chance to meet with you and your family soon.
While working to obtain my license in clinical social work, I worked with children and families as a foster care case manager with a St. Louis area organization. I gained a tremendous amount of insight, respect, and empathy for the children and families I worked with who often had a deep traumatic history.
After obtaining my clinical license, I dedicated nine years of my work to helping treat and prevent child abuse and neglect by providing individual and family therapy at a successful St. Louis area non-profit organization. I have also worked with children, teens, and young adults who have been exposed to various types of trauma, experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, challenging and/or disruptive behaviors, difficulty managing anger, and more.
My experience has also included two and a half years supervising licensed clinicians and licensed Masters level social workers and many more supervising graduate students pursuing a Masters in Social Work.
I started Butterfly Effect Counseling & Consulting LLC in June 2018 to continue helping as many individuals and families as possible by providing compassionate, quality, confidential, and unique therapy services.
I believe that even during the darkest times, with the right support and skills, we can identify and make the smallest change (like the flutter of a butterfly's wings) and create a big difference.
You deserve to live in peace. I am here to help you (re)discover yours.
"Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness, yet become something beautiful."
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2008
Training and Certifications:
Internationally Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinician
Missouri Rostered Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinician
Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma
Modular Approach to Treating Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Conduct
Skills for Academic and Social Success
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Masters of Social Work 2005
Bachelor of Social Work 2002