Are you looking for a therapist that is unapologetically real and authentic? Are you looking to embrace your truth, repair your relationship with yourself, and replace negative patterns of thoughts and behaviors? I believe that we spend far too much time and emotional energy being our own worst enemy. I believe that learning to love ourselves is crucial for our healing – whether you’re struggling with unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, on the path to recovery from an eating disorder or addiction, or involved in unhealthy relationships. I have lived in Minnesota since 2008, prior to that I called Montana my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy going on hikes with my dog Luna, spending time with family and friends, and playing video games.
When we work together, I will serve as your co-pilot. You alone are the authority on your life, but since I am seated differently, I may offer new, different perspectives. These perspectives will be explored to help move you through unresolved trauma, self-doubt, and shame. My passion is helping others navigate the difficult challenges in life, triumphantly!
I obtained a Master of Arts in Mental Health and Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School, 2014 and am a licensed therapist in both Mental Health and Addictions. Having worked in the mental health field since 2011, I connected with a range of clients at various programs including Hazelden Betty Ford, Anthony Louis Center/On-Belay, Nuway, and The Emily Program. My specialty is working with adolescents ages 13-17 and I also work with adults of all ages. I am certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, and Addictions/ Substance Abuse.
My younger clients describe me as easy to talk to, sometimes funny, and that I “keep it 100.” My older clients describe me as compassionate and “deceptively wise for how young I look.” My style is direct, personal, inspirational ~ I will root for you until you are able to do it for yourself. Let’s tackle your depression, trauma, or relationship challenges head on!