Choose YOU! Whether you are a teen/young adult finding a place in the world or a parent/adult feeling torn in a million different directions, I am here to help you recognize that your needs are important. YOU ARE IMPORTANT! With over 20 years of experience as a mental health professional, I would be honored to walk alongside you and help you take charge of your own mental health. I am married and a mom of two college-age children; therefore, I have felt lost myself at times. What you may not realize is that making positive changes in your life will positively affect everyone in your circle as well. The one word that comes to mind when embarking on a counseling journey is…EMPOWERED.
I am trained in multiple evidence-based treatments including EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Client-Centered and Family Systems Therapy. I received a Bachelors in Psychology from Creighton University and a Masters of Social Work from University of Nebraska at Omaha. I have worked in schools, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient mental health clinics.
My specialties include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as women's issues, adolescence, family therapy, and couples counseling. I am particularly passionate about young adults on the autism spectrum and helping them develop life skills. I would love the opportunity to work with you. Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life, don't make it wait any longer!