Stronghold Counseling Services, Inc.

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I am very excited to join the team at Stronghold Counseling in the Yankton office. I grew up in Western South Dakota, and later moved to Eastern South Dakota. After a move to Wyoming for a few years, I was happy to move back to this part of the state. I enjoy my rural, ranching background and the ties I feel to its lifestyle in this state. I completed my Masters in 2014 and am fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wyoming and South Dakota. My previous professional background includes teaching and working in a correctional residential facility as a therapist.

My training and education has prepared me to assist individuals addressing a variety of concerns including addictions, relationship/couples issues, adolescent/adult counseling, parenting, depression, anxiety, accountability and re-entry back into the community, and abuse issues. I hope to do all this by providing a safe, judgment-free atmosphere where the focus is on you and your needs.

I believe that God has a plan for each one of us. It is difficult at times to align our plans with what God has in mind for us. Sometimes we are faced with detours and construction zones that we do not see coming. I believe these are God’s way of strengthening our faith and building our resiliency. Patience, not only with ourselves but also with others who share our lives is crucial as we navigate our way through this life that has been given to us.