Growing up, I lived on farm in rural Minnesota. I graduated from South Dakota State University in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Counseling. Since then, I have been working with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I have had a private practice since April 2009. I moved to Pierre and opened my private practice there in January 2013. In 2019, I was blessed with the opportunity and dream to bring more quality clinicians to my practice. In 2020, I expanded my dream to bring quality care to other rural areas throughout South Dakota for people to have access to mental health care.
My theoretical approach is solution focused, client centered, family systems, energy psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I am EMDR certified which has changed the dynamic of my therapy. I have been blessed to witness changes with children and adults through this technique – it has been life changing!!
I have helped many people through depression, bullying issues, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief issues, anger management, mood disorders, children experiencing loss due to divorced parents or loss of a parent, adjustments to life stresses, adults with childhood trauma and more.
My passion has been working with people to overcome the injuries and hardships of their life experiences. Through identifying those experiences and examining which assumptions, beliefs of self, and automatic thoughts have been created, we learn how it impacts your current life decisions and behaviors. We will identify how these early life experiences creates the physical sensations and reactions in your current life. At times, I will lead clients to reconnect with their inner child or re-parent that child within to heal old wounds.
In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy hunting, reading, fishing, and relaxing with my husband and children. I moved to the beautiful Pierre area in December 2012 and have been very excited to be a part of such a welcoming community.
Available at our Pierre office location and for Telehealth.