I make several appearances throughout the year as a guest "chef" on ABC's Taste of Channel 20.  One of my passions is creating and sharing healthy recipes that you and your family can enjoy! 


In 1985, I graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked at various teaching hospitals in specialty fields of Oncology, Geriatric, & Neurology. 

In 2000, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield with a Master's Degree in Human Development Counseling.  I have been in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2003. 

I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple and family sessions.  I have extensive training and experience in:

Weight management, eating disorders, couples counseling, family therapy, emotional abuse, childhood trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, anxiety, OCD, depression, grief counseling, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome.

I have specialized training in Clinical Nursing, Eating Disorders, Marriage and Family Therapy,  Play Therapy and principles of Theraplay.  I have been member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and trained by American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) as an advanced hypnotherapist.

I have always enjoyed promoting physical and emotional health and well-being through my writing, lectures and workshops.  For six years, I authored a healthy living column, Living Smart, for the State Journal Register in Springfield, IL and wrote numerous articles that can be found on: behealthyspringfield.com and other sites.  My co-authored, self-published book, Freedom from Weight Worries Forever: The Weight Plan for Life. 

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