I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 2017 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with focuses in Early Childhood Education and Disability Studies in 2014, both from the University of Wyoming. Through my various roles and experiences, I have gained valuable skills through specializing in work with, trauma, early childhood, children and adolescents, parenting and family therapy, grief and loss, and will begin training to specialize in Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health.
I value a diverse set of skills and believe being authentic and vulnerable can lead to the foundation within the therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is within the person-centered and humanistic approach, viewing the whole person, within their uniqueness, growth, and capabilities. I have worked extensively with families, children and adolescents within my career and seek out the importance of the child to parent relationship. Play therapy is a passion and set of skills I value while working with children and families. Focusing within Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health is a journey I hope to bring within this therapeutic community.
I have worked in community mental health and school settings throughout my degree and career, which includes work with severe emotional and behavioral issues, parenting and family counseling and play therapy.
I am originally from South Dakota. I moved to Wyoming to fulfill my education and moved back soon after, to begin our lives in South Dakota and be closer to our families. I am married with one daughter, which when I am not working, I am spending all the time with them. I also enjoying being outdoors, camping and I really do love always learning and growing within this field. I am a strong advocate for self-care and value time set aside for that. I am honored to join you on this healing journey and look forward to walking with you. Therapy can be difficult, tiring and an opportunity for growth and healing. I look forward to connecting with you.