Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor
I have experience working with a variety of clientele with Substance Use Disorders, including Intensive Outpatient level of Care, Medium Intensity Residential level of care, and High Intensity Co-occurring level of Care. I have significant experience working with women and their children in residential care, which has assisted me in specializing in helping my clients address self-esteem, shame, codependency, relapse prevention, and symptom management. I have a passion for incorporating holistic and creative approaches to my practice. Ideally, I would like to go back to school to get my LPCC and Art Therapy Degree to offer alternative therapy approaches to best support my clients' individual needs.
My clinical approach is diverse and I like to include Mindful Awareness and COAL(Curiosity, Openness, Acceptance, and Love/Empathetic), Client Centered, Integrated and Holistic, Stress Management, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing.
I try to be open-minded and like to try new things. As a true Minnesotan in the land of 10,000 Lakes, I love spending time in the water and sun. I enjoy relaxing at home with my daughter, shopping, being in nature, a good crime show or action-thriller, and doing art. My goals in life are to become more minimalistic and travel! I believe my destiny is to be a helper and nurturer, and by doing that, I hope to make a difference in this world!