Associate Director, Director of Outreach
My clinical work is grounded in Existential and Queer Theory. For me, this means that by encouraging personal meaning-making, people are able to cope with the considerable difficulties of our existence. Thereby, we have greater access to peace and contentment.
As an outreach professional, I recognize that we can amplify the power of intervention by reaching out and engaging the whole community. My focus in that regard is to engage students, faculty, and staff by helping them to recognize their intrinsic abilities to support themselves and one another. I believe that working to establish a viable Culture of Care, evidenced by genuine connectedness, is the key to improving the overall mental health and well-being for everyone.
My supervision style is interpersonal and strengths-based. I also place a strong emphasis on encouraging self-empowerment and wellness.
Currently, I am focused on exploring readily accessible means of providing mental health support services for everyone.
I am an active participant and past Board Member of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach. At Ohio State, I enjoy working closely with Student Life's Student Wellness Center and Suicide Prevention Program.
I am an alum of The Ohio State University. My undergraduate studies focused on human development and family science and I have a Master of Arts in counselor education.
I grew up in Ohio and have lived in the Columbus area since 1996. I enjoy cooking, community theater, my dear friends and riding my bike as often as possible. I love to laugh and value humor as a universal means of ongoing healing.