HDC Program: St. Louis County Adult Outpatient Therapy
Certifications: Bachelors of Science in Psychology from UMD, Bachelors of Arts in Criminology from UMD, MSW and LGSW from College of St. Scholastica, Certified Peer Support Specialist
University: University of Minnesota Duluth, College of St. Scholastica
Areas of Professional Interest: Criminal justice, jail/prison systems, rehabilitation, restorative justice, young adult population, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, CBT, EMDR, and somatic experiencing.
About Me: I am someone who also struggles with mental health issues, and I am on my path to recovery. I am in the mental health field to help normalize mental health concerns and help others on their paths to recovery. My partner and I live in Duluth with our cat, gerbils, fish, and many other small animals. I enjoy photography, playing video and board games, hiking, binge-watching TV, and taking care of others. I am looking forward to working with many of you!
Why HDC: HDC has supported me since the beginning when I first graduated from UMD with my undergrad degrees. The agency has supported me as I worked on my MSW degree along with providing me internships and schedule accommodation. HDC is a great nonprofit organization that supports our community. I cannot wait to help HDC grow, expand, and provide more services to our community. Mental health is important and should not be stigmatized. All human beings are worthy and deserve equitable access to mental health and physical health care.