Graduate Clinical Intern
Annette received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Biology from Oakland University in 2007. From there she worked in a marketing and sales management role leading sales teams throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Currently, she is enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Sienna Heights University and will graduate next December.
Annette’s background is rich with leadership roles that include facilitation of studies, group activities, training, and personal mentoring. In her graduate studies she continues to gain insight and knowledge about the many approaches to clinical mental health and how she will apply her knowledge to best help her individual clients become the most whole, healed, fantastic versions of themselves.
Annette believes that while the world is full of unknowns, everyone has the power to write or re-write their story with the help of the many therapy methods available to us. While each person processes things uniquely, there is a path to healing for everyone. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative therapy are two approaches that allow us to harness our power in a very real and tangible way that applies to our circumstances right now.
Annette feels it is a privilege to work with individuals in all walks of life with different life experiences and mental health backgrounds. She enjoys working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, relational struggles, life transitions and decision making, trauma, grief and loss, marriage counseling, self-confidence, substance use and beyond.
In her free time Annette enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, both relaxing and exercising in nature, hands on projects and art activities like painting, music, reading and continued education. If a client is interested in incorporating faith/religion into their counseling sessions, Annette would be honored to help facilitate that.