My 14-year clinical experience has been with individuals throughout the life span with complex mental health issues.
My approach to counseling has a focus on the clinical relationship to help each individual find their path towards personal growth. I believe having a safe space to build skills and find empowerment is critical for personal development. I pull from a variety of techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, play therapy and motivational interviewing to help empower students, identify barriers and create goals to help them succeed.
Being a young adult can bring about struggles due to new variables; from being apart from lifelong friends, living apart from family for the first time, more difficult classes, test anxiety, unfamiliar social situations, exposure to other cultures and beliefs and many others. I feel it is important to help young adults to find healthy ways to transition to college so their future is successful.
Outside of work I am a wife and a mother to twins and a dog. I enjoy cooking and baking, crafting, gardening, singing at my church, playing in fantasy football and baseball leagues, watching drama and cooking shows and spending time with our families.
Education and Training
- MS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Counseling Education
- BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Psychology