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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.  I was licensed in April of 2018 and achieved clinical licensure in January of 2020. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. 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, biking, and keeping a gratitude journal. I love traveling and doing just about anything that involves spending time with my daughter and my husband. I also love trying new restaurants and coffee shops with friends and going to the dog park with our Miniature Schnauzer, Dextur, and our Pitbull/Rottweiler mix, Nelson. 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 have experience working with clients who are struggling with the following:

  • Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity (e.g. coming out, gender dysphoria, working with family members who are struggling to understand, etc.)

  • Issues related to attachment and trauma (e.g. abuse, loss, childhood trauma, etc.)

    • Trained and certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ​

  • Addictions and substance abuse

  • Relationship conflict and marital struggles (e.g. communication difficulties, infidelity, low levels of intimacy, etc.)

    • Trained and certified to facilitate the SYMBIS assessment (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts)​

  • Identity and/or self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Mood disorders

  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation

  • Familial problems

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!

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