Thanks for taking the time to check out my bio! I’m a Utah Valley University graduate where I obtained my Masters of Social Work Degree. I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults. I enjoy working with trauma and am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I am also working towards being certified in ADHD treatment and Integrative Medicine. While doing so, I enjoy using approaches such as Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am currently exploring the world of Animal Assisted Therapy and am working towards training my dog to be a certified therapy dog. On occasion, she may make an appearance in your session. These various therapeutic interventions can help guide individuals who are going through issues such as trauma, grief, loss, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, addiction, body image and many other types of life stressors.
In my practice as a therapist, I want to help others find hope and healing in a way that best fits their needs. I strive to create a comfortable environment that promotes safety and security. Skills will be taught that will help my clients learn how to be more confident with who they are and become self-aware, balanced and know that they can achieve even their greatest and hardest goals. Clients will see greater benefits when applying what is discussed in session. When I’m not doing therapy, I enjoy spending time with my dog, playing board games, the outdoors and being around loved ones.