Hello! I am a native to the Twin Cities and currently live with my husband and dog in the south metro. Some of my favorite things include time with family and friends, coffee, and exploring new ideas and places. I was drawn to the counseling field because of my passion for holistic wellness. I believe balance and intentionality are important to maintaining this; which involves an understanding of one’s individual values and goals impacting how they navigate the world around them. All of these concepts influence my approach to counseling, and thus directly and indirectly enter my work with clients.
As a clinician, I work best with individuals who are curious and ready to engage in the process. Feeling stuck in something can carry a heavy mental load. Moving forward is possible. Collaborating with clients as I partner with them on their own unique journeys is important to how I understand my role as a counselor. I draw predominately from trauma-informed and emotionally-focused theories. I also believe that oftentimes our past experiences are important to consider in order to better understand our present. In sessions you can expect to engage in individualized activities that incorporate the body, creativity, playfulness, and talk.
Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science, University of Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, University of Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Master of Arts – Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois
AREAS OF INTEREST
Adults, Young Adults, Teens, Individuals, Couples, Women’s health, PMDD, Trauma, Sex and Intimacy, Sexuality, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Life Transitions