I am licensed in the state of Florida and graduated from UNF with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.
When I first moved to Jacksonville in 2005 to start and complete my Masters in Clinical Psychology I worked for a local running store, 1st Place Sports. During my time there it was a daily occurrence that someone would come into the store and ask about a running coach and/or a local running group. It became obvious to me that Jacksonville was missing this. Hence, Personal Running Solutions was born. Since this time the rest of the PRS brand was established (PRS Running Club, PRS Race Timing, PRS Triathlon Club). The running and endurance scene in Jacksonville has exploded since then and many clubs and coaches have now started offering services here in Jacksonville. I would like to believe I had a small hand in getting this started.
In addition to running, after completing my Masters in Clinical Psychology, I developed many years of experience as a therapist while working at Three Springs in Union County as a clinician at a residential treatment facility for teens to Child Guidance Center in Jacksonville, working in the Full Service School Program where I received the Achievement Award three years in a row for my work with children, adolescents and families. Prior to coming to the USA, I worked in the New Zealand educational system as a teacher.
My work is devoted to a wide range of issues that can impact the well-being of individuals, children, families and couples. As a teacher, school counselor, tutor and therapist, I have worked with a great number of them. If you are a parent, then you will wonder and worry about making the right decisions for your children. Ultimately, we all want our kids to grow up to be purposeful, responsible, spiritual and happy adults. Whether the concern is your marriage, infidelity, discipline, sibling rivalry, teenage mood swings, loss of a spouse, the impact depression or anxiety can have on a family, I would consider it a privilege to work with you through your difficulties.