I provide therapy for children and adolescents, ages 5 - 25, who have complex behavioral health issues. I combine my extensive clinical expertise with my belief in kids, and have a unique ability to find and develop their strengths. I work hard to be an ideal therapist for the clients I am working with and doing what is best to fit their needs. I typically provide cognitive behavioral therapy augmented with motivational interviewing and psychoeducation, but I am trained in other modalities as well.
I earned my master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University–Purdue University in Indianapolis, IN. I have worked at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and Dakota Family Services for almost 17 years, and have worked with children and families in some capacity for 21 years. I am certified in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS).