I am beyond excited to be a member of the Stronghold team. After being raised in Sioux Falls and graduating from Washington High School, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Sioux Falls and then earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The first 5 years of my career have been spent working in community mental health centers. My experience has been working with clients across the life span, with a focus on teenagers and adults with a variety of issues.
My goal as a therapist is to get you to where you want to go. There is no right or wrong, only effective and ineffective. My passion is working with people who are tired of suffering, whether its related to mental health, substance use, or both. I will come with no judgements and a lot of acceptance. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Practice in Private, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and Qualified Mental Health Professional. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also capable of providing family and couple’s therapy in addition to individual therapy, EMDR, and DBT.
I have been blessed with wonderful co-workers, mentors, and supporters in my life. I believe everyone deserves to have a life worth living and I’d be honored to a part of your journey.