I often work with individuals around anxiety, school behavior concerns, self esteem, identity development, relationship concerns, parenting issues, grief/loss, day to day stress, and suicidal ideation. I have background working with foster and adoptive families, hospice, K-12 school setting, crisis counseling, hospital setting, and non-profits.
I follow the strength-based approach model, because I believe that a big part of working through situations is to look at past success and relate back to what you know and feel comfortable with.
I was interested in being a part of the St. Ambrose community because I want to help impact students who are in the stage of their life where they will be influencing our future. Mental health impacts so much on a person, I want to help others be the best they can be.
In my free time I enjoy being at home, listening to music, art, watching football, hanging out with my dogs and cats, spending time on the farm and being on the river next to my house.
Education and Training
- MSW, University of Iowa
- BA, Augustana College, Social Welfare and Art