“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein
Life isn’t always easy, and even the strongest individuals sometimes need a little help to work
through the difficulties life throws at them.
Sometimes life brings stress, anxiety, chaos, and trauma. We all need a little support when these
difficulties arise. Let me be there to help you navigate these moments and find the opportunity
that awaits you.
I use a client-centered and collaborative approach to best fit each client’s needs. These may
include trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused, family systems, and
strengths-based approaches. Seeking support can be scary at times. I strive to make this a safe,
non-judgmental space for every client.
My clinical experience includes working with children, teens, adults, and families. I have
extensive experience working with individuals living with severe mental illness, children and
families-especially those involved in the Child Welfare System, and young adults seeking
assistance with the challenges and stressors life inevitably brings.
I was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. I graduated from Minnesota State
University- Mankato with a bachelors in Recreation Therapy. I then earned my Master of Social
Work from Fordham University in New York.
In 2018, My husband and I became licensed foster parents, which began a journey that would
change our lives forever. We adopted three truly amazing children and continued to be foster
parents until early 2022, when we moved to Rapid City, SD. In addition to being Foster Parents,
we also worked within the system. This afforded us a unique perspective into the systems that
are charged with supporting families within our communities. I was able to see the profound
need these children and families bared. Over the years, it has become my mission to provide for
the needs of the children and families in our community through support, skill development,
working through trauma, and overcoming generational and systemic barriers set before them.
In my free time, I love to go on adventures with my husband, our four children, and our Husky.
We love being in God’s creation through hiking, camping, fishing, and exploring new places near
and far. At my core, I’m a winter girl. I love to snowboard and have snowball fights with my
kids. I also can’t think of anything more peaceful than enjoying a cup of coffee, getting cozy, and
watching the snow fall outside my window.
Thank you for taking a minute to read about me. I’m looking forward to working with you!