I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. I am currently obtaining my Masters of Science in Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Even though I value my education, I relate to others through my own personal experiences of the loss of my sister, grief, anxiety, depression, and all of the other not so fun parts of life. Your brain is just like any other organ, in fact, it is arguably the most important organ we have and we need to take good care of it. Whether you want to refer to your time with me as counseling, working on your mental health, seeing a therapist, or just having coffee talk, I am so proud of you for taking care of yourself.
Whether you have talked to a professional counselor before, or this is your first time, I am excited to have you. I look forward to working with a wide variety of populations and am eager to help people get through this thing we call life. Achieving individual potential by using Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Strategies throughout therapy sessions will empower individuals to find solutions within themselves. It is a necessity that everyone around me feel as included as they can, so for sessions with me you don’t have to worry about not being comfortable!
Spending time with my family and friends is so important to me. Being outdoors whether it be hunting or spending time being a part one with nature is a passion of mine. When I do find the time, I love to travel and see different parts of the country and enjoy what each area has to offer. For me, vacations are about taking a mental break from the norm, and finding good music and food are always part of that adventure.
“Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness or a lack of faith, it’s the price of love.” – Elizabeth I