Hope is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the State of Georgia, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University and a M.A. in Counseling from Ball State University, Indiana. Hope spent the first 17 years of her life in Papua New Guinea, and has extensive experience working in cross cultural settings within the United States and abroad. She brings a passion for diversity and an attitude of openness and curiosity to her work. Hope is empathic and genuine in her approach to therapy, creating a safe environment to address problems from a foundation of trust. Hope has been working as a therapist since 2018. Her experience includes:
- Providing culturally informed individual, family and group therapy to youth and adults in Clarkston’s refugee community through Positive Growth, Inc.
- Providing individual and family therapy to at-risk children and teensthrough Master’s internship at Gresham Center, Indiana
- Working with children in child welfare to ensure their safety, stability, and permanency planning as a Family Case Manager at the Department of Child Services, Indiana
- Skilled in: trauma-focused CBT, play therapy, DBT, solution-focused therapy, interpersonal and creative approaches, mindfulness, and parenting interventions
- Experienced in individual, family, and group therapy, assessments, and treatment planning