HDC Program: St. Louis County Child and Family Team
Certifications: MS, LPCC, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Lifespan Developmental Psychology
University: College of St. Scholastica and Indiana State University
Areas of Professional Interest: Working with survivors of trauma, grief, anxiety disorders, couples therapy, repairing parent-child relationships that are impacted by factors such as parental substance use, depression, and childhood behavioral concerns.
About Me: I have 2 dogs – an English Springer Spaniel and a Golden Retriever! I grew up in a rural farming community (Crookston, MN), and I have 6 nieces and nephews who could make my heart explode with love. I got last place in my junior high track meets several times, and I have the ribbons to prove it!
Why HDC: As a therapist, I wanted to make sure that I was not only serving clients who were privileged enough to have wonderful healthcare that covers all of/most of the cost of therapy but also those who could not afford to pay out of pocket for the service. It is important to me that I serve a diverse range of clients. I love that HDC has a sliding-fee scale considering a client’s income/ability to pay for services. I also love the emphasis on integrative care (collaborating with psychiatry, case management, primary care doctors, teachers, etc). Additionally, I highly value the extensive training in assessing and treating trauma—rather than chasing behaviors, HDC always assesses for and treats trauma that may be contributing to disruptive behavior. I have experienced some significant loss in my life, and I often wish my family and I had a place like HDC to go to for help when I was younger.