I graduated from Wayne State University with a Master's of Arts in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and shortly thereafter began my career working with a variety of populations in mental health. I believe in a client-centered approach that focuses on improving present relationships and circumstances, while taking into consideration any past or present issues that lead behavior. I believe that our most important needs are to be loved and to feel that we belong. All other basic needs can be satisfied by building strong connections with others. We cannot control how we feel, but we can control how we think and behave. My goal is to help individuals and couples take control of improving their own lives by learning to make better choices. I believe we cannot change or control others, so the only sensible approach to solving problems is to control ourselves and our own behavior by making choices that help us achieve our goals.