I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and dog-mom. In my spare time I enjoy listening to live music, movies, creating things and spending time with family and friends.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide a combination of effective therapy in order to help others to move past life-changing events into their best life. I'm not here to change one's mind, but rather 'turn their mind' to the possibilities.
I work with adults that have a variety of backgrounds that include substance abuse, trauma, self-harm, anxiety, depression, performance issues, attachment and relationship needs.
With 20+ years of experience, I began at the YWCA, and while there I worked with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. I left the YWCA to pursue certification for alcohol and drug counseling at CHI. Since 2012, I've been in private practice.
I focus on building strong and effective coping skills and then assisting individuals with achieving an outcome that is both desired and effective for long-term mental health.
I am a certified in Brainspotting, EMDR, addictions and have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also have training in Gottman Therapy for work with couples.
I am a licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Family Sciences in 1999 and my Master of Arts in Community Counseling with a minor in Psychology in 2002 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.