Achieving Balance Counseling Services, LLC 

Working together to help you achieve balance in your life.

I have been in clinical practice serving  kids, adolescents, families and individuals for over 25 years.  I work collaboratively with a very diverse population of people and enjoy watching them grow through therapy.  I serve kids, adolescents and their families with behavioral and emotional struggles.  I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, socialization issues, life changes, relationship issues, and behavioral issues.  I work with kids and young adults coping with issues related to being on the Autism Spectrum.  I am a true social worker who takes a person centered approach to treatment.  I am skilled in the use of Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parenting Skills Building, Social Skills Building, Play Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Multi-theoretical Family Therapy.  As well,  I provide clinicians with clinical supervision for state licensure in Missouri and Kansas. 

I earned a Bachelors in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas.  I worked as a house parent and in child protective services.  I earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia focusing on mental health treatment.  I participated in an internship at Menninger's at Topeka in the children's department.  I continue to educate myself through self study and continuing education.

I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients towards their goals.  I believe building a mutually trusting relationship is key to gaining a better understanding of the issues presented and finding solutions to improve clients' lives.  I believe building that trust involves empathic listening and open and honest dialogue about issues and concerns.

Depression and anxiety?

Depression and/or Anxiety?

Life stressors or grief

Struggles with life or grief?

Child and Family therapy

Family issues?