I am thrilled to join the team at Lumen Wellness and Counseling, a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental space offering holistic care to meet diverse member needs. Whether you are struggling with a relationship, having difficulty in your parenting journey, need help processing a past trauma, or thinking about making a career change, Lumen can help.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and hold national counseling certification as well. I received my Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and my Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. After initially coming to St. Louis to work with refugees at the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in 2005, I continued my work in educational equity and advocacy at St. Cecilia Academy in south St. Louis, supporting the multicultural needs of middle and high school students.
After a very fulfilling career in Education, I am excited to make the transition to a private practice with like-minded professionals who promote holistic self-care. I am especially passionate about the issues, barriers, and opportunities frequently faced by young adults as they navigate relationships, careers, and family of origin dynamics. In addition, I enjoy working with non-traditional families facing co-parenting issues and I find supporting parents raising children who are neurodivergent or have special needs especially rewarding. Other areas of interest include working with couples facing infertility challenges and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
I look forward to working with you to discover (or create) a path of greater meaning and purpose. Change is possible, but it can also be scary, confusing, and lonely. Let us make the journey with you!