I work with students and families to connect them with resources and overcome barriers that are impacting them educationally. I can assist families with connecting with a variety of resources including but not limited to, mental health, housing, financial support, and food access. There is an introductory Crisis Resource Guide that can be found at lin-wood.org/crisis_resource_guide. I may also provide individual and group counseling support when needed in coordination with a student’s family or crisis intervention when there is a concern for student safety. I am glad to work closely with our school counseling staff at both the elementary and middle high school levels. Working in an educational setting allows me to connect with students and families where they are and help contribute to building a community that is welcoming and giving to those who are in need. I live in North Woodstock with my spouse, two children and dog. We most enjoy the rivers in the summer and hitting the slopes in the winter.
My Education and Professional Background:
I obtained my Masters degree in Mental Health counseling from Plymouth State University in 2011. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New Hampshire since 2013. I started at LinWood in 2018, prior to that I was employed within a local Community Mental Health Center for nearly 10 years working with children and families. I also volunteer for Camp Kita, a summer camp for children who have survived the loss of a loved one due to suicide.