I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended South Side High School. I have my B.A. in Psychology from North Park University, my M.A. in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago, and my J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana.
I am a certified EMDR therapist. I have completed my primary certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, and I am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am a trained Domestic Relations Mediator and a trained Collaborative Law Mental Health Professional.