I’ve been passionate about the mental health field since a young age. I am so excited to be working with Rising Hope and bringing therapy services to our small community. I grew up right here in Scotland and have lived here most of my life. Life happens. I believe that no matter what happens, there is a way to work through it. There is HOPE!With over 10 years in this field, I have experience in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, personality disorders, suicidal ideation, PTSD/trauma, relationship conflicts, grief/loss, and more. My clinical experience includes working with teens, adults, and families. I utilize a number of theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, strengths-based approach, family systems, and many more.
I earned my Bachelor’s in Social Work (2012) and Master’s in Social Work (2015) both from the University of South Dakota. I have been licensed at the highest level of social work since 2020 as a CSW- PIP (eligibility to engage in Private Independent Practice). During my time off, I am typically spending time with my family. My family and I love to go camping and spending time outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are baking, watching hallmark movies, and starting my day off with a cup of coffee! I look forward to working with you in the near future!