I work with people of all ages—providing diagnostic and psychological evaluations for children as young as 2, as well as adolescents, and adults; and individual therapy for adolescents. I also provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy and am the clinical director of Dakota Family Services' DBT Program for Adolescents. I am a firm believer in using treatments that are well-supported by research and that match the client's goals. When I find and understand the "why" or the function of the behavior or difficulty a client is experiencing, I can work with them to find new, more productive, skills or behaviors. I work collaboratively with people to set goals so they get the most out of our time together.
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, and completed my internship at the Utah State Hospital. I have extensive training and experience in comprehensive and intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy.