I have been in this field for approximately 20 years. I got an AA at HACC then got BA at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY and then MS at Walden University. I have worked residential, outpatient and family-based in mental health. I also worked about 6 years in drug/alcohol both inpatient and outpatient. I have worked in PA, MD and VA. I also have experience as a TSS and a TDT (in VA). I have a great deal of experience working with trauma based therapy, CBT and play therapy techniques. I also enjoy working with PTSD patients but try to refrain from couples or marriage counseling. Before becoming a therapist I worked in woodworking and continue to do this as a hobby. I have lived in PA, MD, VA and TN (my brother calls me a gypsy). I love to read and enjoy time with family and my dogs. I am outspoken and enjoy working with people.