I believe that everybody has room to grow and learn. Nobody is perfect, and we all have areas we can improve upon! My role is to meet you where you are and help you reach the goals that you are ready to achieve. I believe in the importance of building a therapeutic relationship that involves safety, openness, and trust to promote healing and growth. I also believe in the importance of being your true self so you can be honest about your areas for growth and learning.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, from young childhood to older adulthood. I recently attended early childhood diagnostic assessment training so that I can see clients aged five and under. I have a passion for working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and people who have experienced trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, and anxiety. I am also passionate about working in rural communities, and I recognize the importance of mental health services in rural areas. My approach stems from strengths-based and person-centered perspectives because you know yourself and your goals the best!
I am currently a Master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University completing my internship. I will graduate in February 2023. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in social welfare from Minnesota State University, Mankato. For the last six years, I have worked at a group home with individuals who have developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. I managed a house of four individuals for over four years and continue to fill in when I have free time.
During my free time, I enjoy reading, caring for my plants, and working on puzzles. I love spending time with my pets: three dogs, two cats, and a hedgehog. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and I love to laugh!