I received my BA from Dordt College in 1975 and my MSW from Western Michigan University in 1984. My early years as a social worker were spent in child welfare; just after graduate school I treated my first individual with an eating disorder and soon began pursuing this as a specialty. I have worked in a large outpatient psychiatric practice as part of an interdisciplinary team: and was employed for four years as the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at nearby Forest View Hospital… More information
I have been practicing social work for over 13 years. I joined CTED after working at Forest View Hospital in their eating disorder program for a number of years. At Forest View I worked with clients and their families to help them learn the tools necessary to successfully recover. I have experience in the field of addictions and am a Certified Addictions Counselor. I am also certified in EMDR, and can treat co-occurring disorders. In addition, I help young children via play therapy and able skilled with adolescents… More information
I am a Masters level Limited License Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed undergraduate studies in Human Services at California State University Fullerton in 2010 and graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA in 2013. Since beginning my practice in 2012, I’ve gained a myriad of experiences as a school-based, outpatient, and in-home family therapist in Los Angeles CA.
Upon relocating to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2015 I joined the Intensive Outpatient Team at CTED to pursue my passion of treating adolescents, adults, and families experiencing eating disorders. . . More information