I grew up in Detriot Michigan and attended Northern Michigan University for undergraduate school. I went to graduate school for Social Work at Tulane University in New Orleans and graduated in 1989 with a specialty in the treatment of Families and Children. I worked for Woods Psychiatric Hospital for 15 years. I was then employed by Betty Hardwick Center as the director of child and adolescent services, later promoted to the Mental Health Authority and Clinical director for crisis and admissions. Most recently I was employed by Dyess Air Force Base for 9 years and worked for Mental Health and Family Advocacy. I also have worked in the field of addictions. I am licensed in both Social Work counseling (LCSW) and addictions treatment (LCDC). My approach is very systemic and I feel I have a great deal of experience to meet your needs.