Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults; Behavioral Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Distress, Attachment, Parent-Child Relationships, Trauma, Chronic Pain.
Education: Master of Social Work, Brigham Young University, 2018
Therapeutic Approach: I believe therapy can be a tool to help overcome our challenges and help us rediscover our whole, true identity. I hope to help make the transition from thinking about coming, to beginning therapy, a smooth and natural process. I believe a safe, uplifting, and trusting environment is most conducive to creating change. My goal is to build a therapeutic and collaborative relationship by jointly creating goals that are uniquely tailored to each individual. I enjoy getting to know each individual that comes to therapy. My approach to treatment emphasizes the strengths that each person possesses. I also believe each of us has a need to create and to play, so I love using creative interventions such as art, music, multi-genre projects, and writing to meet those needs in the healing process, according to a client’s interests.
Clinical Internship Experience: I worked on the substance abuse treatment team at the Utah State Prison for female inmates in 2017. During the 2017-18 school year, I worked with students in grades K-12 in my placement with Alpine School District.
Community Service: During 2016-2017, I helped develop and write curriculum for a school-based suicide prevention program. One of my main projects included writing a parent training manual to equip parents with a resource for recognizing, talking about, and supporting a child with suicidal thoughts. I have also spent time volunteering and working with youth at the Utah State Hospital (2015).
About Me: My interest in becoming a therapist started when I first came in contact with a social worker. While I have always been interested in human behavior, my decision to become a social worker stems from a deep desire to contribute to my community. My undergraduate degree in human development provided me with a strong theoretical foundation and during my graduate studies in social work, I have developed a passion for being a part of individuals’ and families’ journeys as they create positive changes in their lives.
Along with being passionate about what I do, I love to have fun. My interests include: dancing, music, reading (all genres), swimming, doodling, spending time with friends and family members, watching movies, and spending time in the great outdoors.