My career as a therapist began in 2009. As I began my career, I worked primarily with adults with serious and persistent mental illness. I have worked in outpatient mental health clinics and have come to enjoy working in private practice. I found as my career evolved, I especially enjoyed working with adults, including older adults who are faced with grief, loss, trauma, complex health issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and life transitions. I help adults who have experienced grief, loss, and trauma.
I focus on individual’s strengths and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Each individual I work with is treated with the utmost respect. I help those individuals identify ways they can find solutions to issues, relationships, or situations that bring them into see me.
I am an LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker). I graduated with my bachelor’s in social work from the College of St. Scholastica and with my master’s in social work from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I teach part time at the College of Saint Scholastic in the Bachelor’s of Social Work Program. Outside of work, I enjoy my family, nature, hiking, running, reading, yoga, meditation, and watercolor and acrylic painting. I had a certified therapy dog who brought me and others great joy. I hope to someday train another very special dog.