My approach to therapy is best described as relationally based, emotion-focused, and client-centered. When working with children, I believe that playfulness and creativity are important components in client’s growth and healing and I utilize creative and expressive therapeutic modalities in most sessions. I am skilled at working with children and their families and believe that parental involvement is important to the therapeutic process whenever possible and appropriate. I have experience working with clients dealing with trauma, major life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, behavior issues, ADHD, academic and relational struggles, adoption, physical and sexual abuse, and domestic violence.
I was born and raised in South Dakota. Having grown up on a farm, I fell in love with being outdoors and caring for our animals. I learned the value of hard work at an early age.
It’s because of my strong work ethic and my love of helping, I chose to become a counselor. It is an honor and a privilege to walk beside others on their journey towards healing.
I received my MSW degree from USD in 2016 after a long career helping children and families through my role in a local elementary school. Additionally, after graduate school I worked in a community mental health center for 2.5 years. This experience has given me a solid base of knowledge and experience to work with individuals in a variety of circumstances. I received my private licensure in 2018 and have been seeing clients in my private practice since January 2019.
I look forward to working with you on your journey towards healing.