Outpatient Mental Health Professional
Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 35
Undergraduate School: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Undergraduate Degree: BA, Special Education and Social Work
Graduate School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Graduate Degree: MA, Social Work
Clinical Interests with adults 18 years and older:ADHD Anxiety Autism Bipolar disorders Chronic pain/illnesses Deaf and Hard of Hearing Depression Divorce recovery Grief and Loss Hearing Loss Life Transitions Relational Issues Stress management
I use a person centered, strength based approach and person in environment/systems approach to empower individuals to better manage their symptoms and lives, using interventions such as , but not limited to, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness strategies instruction, motivational interviewing, skills instruction and validation. With a background in special education, I bring an awareness of the unique needs of special populations, particularly individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. I am able to communicate directly with individuals using American Sign Language (ASL).
I enjoy playing pickleball, reading, rooting for my favorite sports teams, coloring and travel.