Outpatient Mental Health Professional
License: Currently working towards LPCC
Year Joined: 2022
Years of Experience:
Undergraduate School: South Dakota State University
Undergraduate Degree: BS in Human Development and Family Studies
Graduate School: Capella University
Graduate Degree: MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I have an interest and experience in working with children and their families in areas of anxiety, depression, adjustment to change/transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues and trauma. I have interest in early childhood, children, teens and their families. I am currently completing the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health certificate program from the University of Minnesota.
I incorporate various different treatment approaches into my practice to meet the needs of my clients. I place value in establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients in order to provide a space that allows them to feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences. I work from a person-centered approach and utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), strength-based therapy, creative/art-based therapy and play therapy.
I enjoy making memories with friends and family and spending time outdoors. I find great comfort and a sense of peace when surround by nature. I enjoy going on walks with my dog, biking, gardening, and art.