Life can be challenging at times. Counseling can help when you're aspiring to make a change or working towards new goals. Clients often come to me after they have struggled to make those changes on their own. I work alongside my clients to help them overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Counseling can assist with individuals of all ages in life's challenges and transitions. Counseling can help empower and provide the skills to make positive and meaningful life changes.
I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of clinical experience. I have worked with a vast majority of mental heath issues and concerns ranging from personal life issues, work issues and relationship issues. My youngest client has been 3 and my oldest client has been 84. I have expericence working with all varieties of mental health diagnosis.
My role is to assist you in identifying and creating the future you aspire for yourself and your relationships. It is my mission to help others have more satisfying life and a better relationships with their loved ones and themselves.
I have been in the counseling field since 2008, when I started as a counselor in a detox facility. I specialize in mental health and addictions counseling and also have a significant background in working with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders. I have experience working with individuals, groups, families, and couples. Working with athletes is also a special interest of mine.
I believe in utilizing a holistic approach in counseling to create good mental health and a healthy life balance. I feel that if an individual is wanting to make sustainable changes, it is necessary to look at each life area. These areas may include, but are not limited to, mental health, physical health, social health, financial health, and spiritual health.
I believe that creating a healthy life balance is key to making long-term sustainable changes. A healthy lifestyle is important in managing depression, anxiety, and maintaining sobriety. I believe that by bringing these other areas into the counseling/treatment process, yout will not only be able to make gains in the area of mental illness or addiction, but also lasting and manageable lifestyle changes. I believe a healthy life balance will help decrease/ manage symptoms of mental illness as well as aiding in the remission of these symptoms. I am very excited to be working with you to help you thrive.
I completed my masters degree in Social Work at The University of South Dakota in 2014. I have been working as a therapist for 5 years and am currently a licensed independent practitioner. I am also in training to become a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. Typical issues I work with include: Perinatal, Addiction, Anxiety, Adjustment issues, Depression, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Counseling, Grief and Loss, Significant Life Changes, Trauma, and Relational Issues.
I have practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. General techniques I use include: Perinatal therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Journal Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths Based Assessment and Planning, as well as Guided Imagery and Relaxation.
I believe in guiding each individual based on their needs.