I grew up in Gillette, Wyoming and moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota in 2010 to attend Presentation
College. I quickly discovered that a Psychology degree would allow me to join a career that would
embody my passion for helping people. I finished my bachelor’s degree in 2014 and pursued my
master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern State University, graduating in
Following graduation, I began working in community mental health and became credentialed as a
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in the state of
South Dakota. My clinical experience has allowed me to work with adolescents and adults dealing with
depression, anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and
more. I find it important to stay current with research and develop plans that are individualized for each
client, particularly focusing on the theoretical approaches of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and
dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
I’ve always believed that with guidance and motivation, we are all capable of reaching our goals and
living a life we truly enjoy. I have found that a strong support system from family, friends, and the
community can contribute to a positive move towards growth and healing. My goal is to help my clients
feel that they are not alone and will benefit from reaching out for help.
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, our three pets, and our very close friends. We
enjoy spending time together and creating new memories. In addition to that, I enjoy playing golf,
focusing on my own mental and physical health, traveling, and trying new foods.