As your therapist, one of the most important jobs I have is to create a therapeutic environment that facilitates growth and positive change, for you. An essential part of creating that environment includes establishing a relationship built on trust, respect, acceptance, empathy and collaboration. I believe you will experience me as non-judgmental, genuinely engaged and authentic. Understanding your experience and perspective is always my first priority.

I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner and licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Nebraska. I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and consider myself to be an integrative, trauma-informed and client-centered practitioner. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and trained in EMDR therapy which can be applied and utilized in many different ways. I have also completed yoga teacher training and hold additional training in restorative yoga which is easily integrated into the treatment plan if that is of interest to you.

All of my education and training is used to assist my clients in achieving a greater sense of balance, mental health and well-being.

On a personal note, I am a wife and a mother of a beautiful and energetic school age daughter. In my free time I enjoy walking my dogs, hiking, working in my yard, reading, practicing yoga and spending time with my family. I strongly believe in balancing work, family, recreation, physical activity, sleep and proper nutrition. I have not always succeeded in maintaining that balance and, in fact, there have been times I’ve failed miserably, but I keep with it. Growth and change can be a tedious process which is to be expected. It’s important to maintain self-compassion and keep moving forward.

Education & Credentials

Credentials and Licenses

LIMHP #1660
LPC #4782, #2299
LADC #1170

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from UNMC- Omaha
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Professional Organizations and Networks

International Association of Trauma Professionals
National Board for Certified Counselors
Association of Private Practice Therapists
Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Certifications and Specialized Training

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Fully trained EMDR therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Registered Service Provider for Adult Substance Abuse Services in Nebraska