Outpatient Mental Health Professional
License: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Year Joined: 2014
Years of Experience: 24
Undergraduate School: Viterbo College (University)
Undergraduate Degree: BS Psychology
Graduate School: Winona State University
Graduate Degree: MS School & Community Mental Health Counseling
I specialize in child, adolescent, and adult development; life adjustment issues pertaining to change, loss, and grief; as well as relationship struggles. I am honored to empower my clients on their journey toward awareness, insight, growth, change, & healing. I work with Children ages 6-10, Preteens/Tweens ages 11-13, Adolescents/Teens ages 14-19, College Students & Adults 20+, and Elders 65+ from diverse backgrounds with unique needs and struggles. My specialty areas of clinical focus include Anxiety, Attachment, Career-Life-School-Work Transitions, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Family Conflict, Grief & Loss, Life Adjustment Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer/Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem/Self-Worth, and Stress/Life Balance Issues. I also specialize in the Sandcastle's Program: Helping Kids Cope with Divorce.
I am a compassionate, Culturally Competent, mindful Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds both domestically and abroad. I focus on providing individual counseling services across the lifespan that are Client-Centered, Developmental, Holistic, Strength-Based, and Trauma Informed. I utilize eclectic clinical approaches that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play-based & Expressive Arts Therapy, Feminist Psychology, Motivational, Narrative, Positive Psychology Therapy, and Spirituality. I work to empower my clients with help, hope, and healing as they learn to make positive life choices and changes unique to their individual needs. I am passionate about helping people in need. I look forward to hearing your life story as I work to empower you and help facilitate change on your journey toward the life you desire.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love traveling, road tripping in the Summer and Fall to music festivals, art fairs, farmer's markets and finding new beautiful places and spaces to explore. I love immersing myself in nature which includes gardening, photography, camping, biking, kayaking, and sitting around a campfire enjoying the four seasons and the changes they bring to nature. I enjoy walking the lake shores and finding beach glass old pottery pieces, driftwood, and agates. Other hobbies I enjoy include everything creative - music, art, movies, journaling, co-cooking, making bead bracelets, learning Spanish playing board/card games, coloring mandalas, planning my next travel adventure, and lazy, relaxing days spent cuddling with my two cats while reading a great book.