“A strong educational background is an essential component for a therapist to provide quality care.  I worked hard to excel at these quality schools, and believe this has benefited all my clients.  Continuing education helps me stay current with new advances in my field.”


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Since July 28, 1999


Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor, Since July 6, 1995


M.S.W. – School of Social Work, University of Illinois - Urbana

B.S. – Psychology/Sociology, Bradley University


Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society



“I’m grateful that my career has provided me with opportunities to work with people from many diverse backgrounds and situations.  Every client I’ve ever met has taught me important life lessons.  These experiences strengthen my knowledge base and skills, and provide insights that I can use to help you find the answers you are seeking.”


Private Practice – Ogburn Counseling Services, LLC

Mental Health Clinician, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois

Psychotherapist, Chapin & Russell Associates

Employee Assistance Counselor, Resource Management Services

Case Manager, Case Management Associates

Clinician, Children’s Home Association of Illinois

Clinical Case Coordinator, White Oaks Chemical Dependency Center

M.S.W. Intern, Emergency Response Services

Therapist, Ripper and Associates

Advanced Training & Expertise:

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, EMDR Level I and II trained, PTSD and Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Addictions, Co-dependency


“Professional memberships provide me with opportunities to meet with colleagues and discuss concerns and new ideas in therapy.  When I share this information with you, you benefit from the combined knowledge of hundreds of experts.”


RESOLVE of Illinois Inc.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

National Association of Social Workers

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

EMDR International Association

The American Fertility Association