I am a licensed mental health counselor working in Iowa City. I provide individual counseling for adults and young adults . I have a passion for what I do and am here to guide you to achieve a fulfilled life by identifying a specific road map just for you.   

 I specialize in: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adjustment problems

  • Mood Disorders

  • Self-Esteem issues

  • Stress Management

  • Relational concerns

  • Emotional regulation 

  • Work/Career related issues

  • Multicultural counseling 

  • Existential concerns


  • Struggling with having meaningful relationships?

  • Trying to adjust to changes happening in your life?

  • Starting a new career or changing careers?

  • Feeling lonely, lost or overwhelmed?

  • Lacking motivation and energy?

  • Worried about your future and next steps?

  • Having difficulty connecting or finding meaning in life?

Whether you are feeling anxious, helpless, stuck or depressed, you do not have to face the challenges of life alone.  I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify ways to improve their quality of life.  I believe that humans are resilient and have the resources to face obstacles in life.  I appreciate each individual's unique personality and background.  I tailor my therapy techniques to fit your specific needs and goals.  My therapy style is strength-based, genuine and supportive. Contact me to learn more about my services and/or set up an initial appointment. 

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."


- Viktor Frankl


332 South Linn Street, Suite 40

Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel: 319-849-5069


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