Specialties: Adolescents, Adults, Family Issues, Parent Training, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorder Treatment, Self-esteem, Identity Work, Relationships, and Self-harm Behaviors.
Education: Masters in Social Work (2015) from Brigham Young University
Clinical Internship Experience: Utah County Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and Utah State Prison working on the Mental Health team for male inmates.
Work Experience: Anasazi Foundation working with teenagers and young adults in a wilderness therapy setting (2013), The Center for Change working with female teenagers and adults with eating disorders (2013-2014), and New Haven Residential Treatment Center working with teenage girls and their families (2015-2017).
About me and my approach: I was drawn to this career path because I have a passion for helping others along life’s journey. That is what life is, a journey, full of ups and downs. Some downs become so difficult that we feel stuck or have developed unhealthy ways of coping with our challenges. I believe it is my role as the therapist to sit alongside my clients and provide guidance along their journey. I like to work collaboratively in addressing the goals they would like to accomplish.
Our therapeutic journey will involve a safe space to share thoughts and feelings, a genuine relationship, hope, empowerment, self exploration and discovery, growth promoting experiences, work outside of therapy, and I definitely will be throwing in some fun and laughter along the way.
Therapeutic theories in which I have had training and experience in are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, Attachment Theory, and Family Systems Theory. Techniques I use will be based on the individual and their needs.
Personal interests for me include spending time with my husband, playing basketball, biking, snowboarding, ATVing, exploring the great outdoors, and beatboxing.