I believe everyone is doing the best they can, at any given moment! I work with others to help makethese moments better and stronger. Everyone has the ability within themselves to achieve great things.Sometimes people just need help, guidance, or education to help them with their goals. I usetherapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution focusedtherapy. I have extensive training in trauma informed techniques for youth, families, medicallydisadvantaged, and Veteran populations.
I am a Certified Human Capitol Coach to help professionalswork towards their career and personal goals.I began my professional career working for non-profit social service agencies. I provided therapeuticcare at a residential home for children who have experienced trauma. I then transitioned to workingwith children who were in state custody. I helped the children adapt to living in a new home whilehelping to find relative and non-relative placement options. I then transitioned to working with adultswho are experiencing a chronic illness. I helped these individuals navigate their medical care whilefinding ways to live meaningful lives. While completing my MSW degree I began working with homelessVeterans. For the next few years I would manage programs focused on helping veterans with basicneeds, finding housing, find employment, and engage with Moral Injury trauma recovery care.I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Chadron State College in 2011. I then movedto Rapid City, SD to pursue my social work career. I have lived in Rapid City for the past 12 years. I metmy wife while we both worked at the same non-profit in Rapid City. We had our first child while I wasattending class for my graduate degree. In 2020 I obtained my Masters in Social Work Degree from theUniversity of North Dakota.
My family spends our free time going for hikes, going to events in Downtown Rapid City, or watchingPBS Kids. My son enjoys harassing his big sister; our dog Bear. We are proud to call the Black Hills ourhome and considered ourselves blessed to live in such a wonderful place.