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Favorite Inspirations & A Little More Info

Favorite Inspirations & A Little More Info


“Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you will find that you have excluded life itself.”
– C.S. Lewis

Two of my favorite influences in my own existential approach to suffering and how we choose to respond to adversity are Viktor Frankl and C.S. Lewis. I’m a deep thinker and many clients appreciate the contemplative discussions mixed with active psychotherapeutic interventions.

My favorite contemporary influence is the health psychologist Kelly McDonigal, who researches and brilliantly explains the many factors affecting our resilience. I love learning new things, continually, and sharing these new insights and facts with clients and student groups.

As a therapist who has taught basic wellness and resilience strategies to thousands of adult community members through Johnson County Community College students continuing education courses on mid-life career transitions, I appreciate diverse backgrounds and complex dynamics that emerge through adult life stages.

As a therapist serving as Associate Director of Counseling Services for Benedictine College, I am inspired and renewed as I help young adults navigate courageously through some incredibly difficult tasks.



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