I practice a mind-body approach to counseling, and believe in a holistic view of the challenges my clients face. I believe the intimately connected parts of the whole person must be taken into account—mind, body, and spirit. Through collaboration with my clients I strive to find the unique approach that fits the needs of each individual, family, or couple.
In my practice I see children, adolescents, families, and couples. I work with clients to address a wide range of mental health struggles including child abuse, sexual abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, marital difficulties, behavioral struggles, and grief.
I use many therapy techniques with specific focus on the mind-body connection including: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which allows clients to use mindful, in-the-moment experiences to change how emotions are experienced on many levels, empowering clients to make conscious choices rather than reacting in unconscious, unhealthy patterns; Adlerian Therapy, which is a holistic, brief approach to therapy focusing on client strengths and connectedness to others; Narrative Therapy, which uses the power of story to make changes in our own personal story; Art therapy, which is a wonderful way to process emotions, especially when talking about our traumatic experiences is difficult. Play Therapy for children, adolescents, and families; body-oriented therapies such as Reiki, which utilizes touch to access the healing properties present in our own bodies; and Equine Therapy, which uses the powerful presence of the horse to facilitate positive change.
I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls. My experience includes behavioral and in-home support services, case management, and counseling. I previously worked in the non-profit sector in the mental heath field. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).