Outpatient Mental Health Professional
Certification: EMDR Trained Clinician, Permanency & Adoption Competency Certificate
Year Joined: 2010
Years of Experience: 13
Undergraduate School: Bemidji State University
Undergraduate Degree: BSW
Graduate School: St. Cloud State University
Graduate Degree: MSW
I work with children and adolescents with a focus on anxiety, depression, ADHD and ODD behaviors. I also work with youth and families around adoption/ attachment issues and trauma.
My clinical approach is to meet children and families where they are at through creative arts, games, and interactive activities. I use mostly CBT approaches, as well as narrative and some play interventions. I am a visual, hands on learner and feel that if we can make problems more visual for children and adolescents it can feel more manageable to them. I use sand tray and I am trained in EMDR.
I enjoy crafting, spending time with family, seeing live music and playing board games.