Team Lead - Integrated Clinical Care for Marshall County
Post graduate training: Columbia University School of Social – Master of Science in Social Work (Advanced Clinical Practice: Family, Youth and Children’s Services)
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame – B.A. in Psychology
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia/Chicago, Illinois
I have over twenty years of experience working clinically with children, youths and families as well as serving in mental health consulting, supervisory, managerial and administrative roles. I've worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, therapeutic day school, state government and private nonprofits. My strengths lie in my ability to assess needs and strengths, genuinely engage people, work from a systems, strengths-based and trauma-informed perspective and successfully advocate for the best interest of clients. I am trained in the use of EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and incorporate a client-centered approach in my work. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with blended, foster and adoptive families, particularly from a trauma-informed perspective. I am passionate about helping people navigate through and rise above difficult life circumstances to become and embrace all that God created them to be and to do.
Why do you work at Mercy?
I was drawn to work at Mercy because it is a Christ-centered organization with a reputation for quality mental and behavioral health services.
I reside in Spring Hill, TN, with my husband and our two cats. I am actively involved in my church community, including leading and hosting a small group. I enjoy traveling, live music, stand-up comedy, and quality time with family and friends.