About Me

Concerns Addressed

  • Academic Concerns

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Bullying

  • College Adjustment

  • Criminal Behavior

  • Depression

  • Domestic/Relationship Violence

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer/Relationship Conflict

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Harm/Suicidal Ideation

  • Sexual Abuse/Assault

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

  • Victim Advocacy

  • Work Stress

I first entered private practice in December of 2016.  Prior to this, I worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient clinics, public schools, universities, residential treatment centers, medical rehabilitation programs, and correctional facilities.  I also have experience conducting individual, family and group therapy, psychological assessments, and psychological research and consultation.  Entering private practice has allowed me an opportunity to integrate these diverse experiences.  

I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults and have made this the primary focus of my practice.  After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Health, I obtained a position as an Academic Counselor for a large public school district.  In this role, I worked with high school students struggling with academic, behavioral, and truancy concerns. 

While pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Grace University, I also worked as a Youth Treatment Coordinator at a residential treatment center for adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  Following graduation, I began working as a mental health therapist at a juvenile detention facility.  Since this time, I have continued to regularly work with individuals involved with the legal system, have have obtained Master's and Doctorate degrees in Criminal Justice.  I am also a graduate of the Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy and often work with individuals who have been impacted by crime.

Additionally, I am a Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner and teach undergraduate Criminal Justice courses at various colleges and universities.

A few random facts: I'm an Enneagram 8.  My favorite food is cheese.  I have a cat named Ichabod.  I love sports.  My playlist includes everything from country to rap, with some Disney and Broadway tunes in there too.  I undoubtedly have a coffee addiction.