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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo
Hello, I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I received my masters in social work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2013. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy. I specialize in treating trauma and helping people resolve various issues. In addition, I have been trained to use EMDR techniques to help with pain.
I have been a licensed social worker for 30 years. My first career, of 19 years, was helping families and children who struggled with legal issues.
I was a member of the drug court treatment team. I have facilitated a varied of groups: relapse recovery, cognitive self change, Voices group, and trauma groups. I have worked with girls, boys, men, and woman. I have also taught Parent Project classes.
I worked in an acute psychiatric hospital for 7 years. Every day I saw how trauma directly impacts a person’s behaviors, decisions, and life.
I am trained in Critical Incident Stress Response (CISM) by the International Critical Stress Management Foundation, Inc. I am a active member of a critical incident response team.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I focus my continuing education on trauma to ensure I am competent in dealing with trauma.
I am also a Certified First Responder Counselor. What does that mean:) I have additional training and skills to work with first responders. I am culturally competent to work with first responders. I specialize in first responders, who are dear to my heart.
My mission as a therapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment for my clients in order to address their issues. My approach is honest, straight-forward, and compassionate. I help clients explore their inner strengths, decrease negative symptoms, increase coping skills, and have a fulfilling life of well-being.
Personally, I love spending time with family, the outdoors, riding horses, and camping.
how can i help you?
Are you having challenges with post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, self-esteem, or other issues?
I will be able to assist you using a variety of techniques such as: EMDR, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
I provide individual therapy to assist people in dealing with a current crisis, past trauma, or other life issues creating challenges in ones life.
I specialize in working with first responders and military personnel.
I am able to provide debriefs after critical incidents for first responders.
Groups are available, Please call for consultation for groups.