Education: Ph.D. - Counselor Education and Supervision, Northern Illinois University
Certification and Licenses: Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, Nationally Certified Counselor
Clinical Areas of Interest: Individual and family counseling, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, family conflict
Research Areas of Interest: Personal guiding theory development of students and counselors, Integration of faith and counseling, Supervision relationships, and How relationships within the classroom affect learning
Service Work - University/Community/Profession: Studio 84 Volunteer, College of Education Committees, Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (NCACES)
Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is a combination of constructivist and humanistic approaches that utilizes a variety of techniques such as short lectures, small group discussions and experiential activities. I see myself as a facilitator of learning both inside and outside the classroom. My focus is for students to construct their own meaning of the material, think critically about what they are learning, and discover how to apply what they have learned in real life situations. In counseling, I believe that a positive relationship creates an environment that facilitates change. I also believe this is the case in the classroom where I try to create an environment that facilitates learning.
Interests Outside of School: Photography, Reading, Walking in nature, Painting and coloring, Spending time with family and friends, playing with my nieces and nephews, exploring Wisconsin
Favorite Quotes: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." ~ Lao Tzu
"A constructive view of human experience is one that emphasizes meaningful action by a developing self in relationship." ~ Michael J. Mahoney
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