I am excited to be a part of the Rising Hope 605 team. I was born and raised Michigan. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University, where I majored in Social Work. I am licensed as a Certified Social Worker and Private Independent Practitioner in South Dakota and hold a Qualified Mental Health Practitioner certificate. I am trained in EMDR and DBT.
One of the things that I find most rewarding about being a social worker is knowing I am helping others cope with life’s difficult problems. My approach to counseling is based the personal needs of an individual. Each person comes with their own strengths that need to be built upon and developed to help find succuss. Throughout my practice in mental health I’ve enjoyed working with all ages of individuals.
In my free time I spend time with my husband, children, two dogs, reading, exercising, and exploring South Dakota.