I am originally from Yankton, SD and received my BA degree at Augustana University. I have been in Sioux Falls, SD ever since. Then, I began the commute to Vermillion, where I received my MA degree from the University of South Dakota in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and group therapy settings. I am currently a licensed professional counselor-mental health. I also have my addiction license.
I am a member of the South Dakota Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association.
Research reveals that effective therapy is less technique and more about a trusting, therapeutic relationship. It’s important to find a therapist that’s qualified and a good fit for you. As a professional therapist, my role is to guide you as you take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind. Contact me today for more info or to schedule an appointment.
Managing life’s challenges isn’t something you have to do alone. I am passionate about creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic space to help you explore the parts of you that need healing and validation. I strive to create a deep relationship that fosters growth and safety during the most challenging walks of life. I believe therapy should be somewhere you can gather practical tools that you can apply outside of the therapy session. These tools can help you manage life’s challenges and live more authentically.
I want to help you discover your strengths, build resilience, and strengthen your mental health. My primary therapeutic approach is Person-Centered/Internal Family Systems. I also use other theories such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help treat the parts that need healing. Being flexible and meeting people where they are at is important in successful therapeutic outcomes. I have also completed Level 2 of Gottman Method Couple’s training.
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