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A Little About Me and My Background

Hello and welcome! I’m so glad that your path toward growth has brought you here!

 

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 2015. I then pursued my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University where I graduated in 2017. Outside of private practice, I have provided therapy to clients at a domestic violence shelter and at a community mental health center. I currently also work as a PRN Behavioral Health Therapist at a children’s acute inpatient psychiatric hospital.

My personal self-care includes reading and keeping a gratitude journal. In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants and coffee shops with friends. I love traveling and doing just about anything that involves spending time with my husband or our dogs. We have a Miniature Schnauzer named Dextur and a Pitbull/Rottweiler mix named Nelson that are like our children, and we all love going to the dog park together.  Some of my other favorite ways to spend time include wandering aimlessly around Target and trying out new recipes at home.

 

Becoming a therapist has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done, and my passion for it continues to grow. I’m currently studying  to become a Licensed Master Addictions Counselor as well so that I can best assist clients struggling with substance abuse. 

I have experience working with clients who are struggling with the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Mood disorders

  • Issues related to sexual orientation and sexual identity

  • Issues related to attachment and trauma – abuse, loss, etc.

  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation

  • Relationship conflict and marital struggles including infidelity

  • Familial problems

  • Child behavioral issues

  • Personality disorders

  • Substance abuse

I know that not every therapist is a good fit for everyone, so please feel free to contact me and request to schedule a phone call to discuss, in more detail, exactly what you are looking for in your therapy experience. I look forward to getting to know you!