Welcome! I'm so happy that you have decided that looking into counseling is an option for you. To make this choice a little easier I'd like to tell you a little about me.
First and foremost, I have a passion for helping people. I understand that people come from many walks of life and that sometimes the journey can be a long, arduous, and difficult one. But I also have a strong belief in hope for the future and I believe that with the right counselor for you, you too can live a joyful and fulfilling life.
As a counselor, I provide support and encouragement while guiding my clients through a journey of self exploration to increase their level of self-understanding, self-awareness, and self-love. I believe the power to change lies within every person if they are committed to having a more fulfilling life.
I use an intentional integrative approach with an underlying framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. However, I believe that every client is unique and one size does not fit all. Therefore, I adapt my counseling technique to fit the client's personality and needs. Most of all, I work hard to create a counseling environment that is supportive, safe, and respects each client's individuality and development.
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. I obtained a specialist degree in counseling education and supervision from the University of South Dakota where I was able to obtain advanced education on a variety of counseling techniques, theories, and tools. I obtained my Master's degree in community counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Throughout my years of experiences I have worked with a variety of different issues including crisis intervention, suicide risk assessments, substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, anxiety disorders, severe mental illness, and many others. These experiences have not only honed my skills as a professional but have also given me great insight into the trials and tribulations experienced by people from all different age groups and cultural backgrounds.
I accept most insurances including BCBS, Medicaid, Medica, Midlands Choice, Aetna, UBH, and TriCare. I also accept private pay clients.
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) License number 1635
Specialist in Counseling Education and Supervision
Masters in Education in Community Counseling
National Certified Counselor