I enjoy working with adults who have experienced a variety of life circumstances, which include my specializations of: survivors of trauma, secondary trauma resiliency with helping professionals and first responders, and spouses/partners of first responders.
I have fifteen years of experience as a social worker, with almost ten years working with survivors of trauma, mainly survivors of domestic violence. I have also partnered with many families as they navigated the complexities of the child welfare system.
I utilize a variety of tools to assist you to heal from trauma and create joy in your life, such as mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive behavioral techniques. Through a client-centered, strengths-based approach, we build on your natural resiliency, as you create the vision for your life.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Illinois State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
In everyday life, I enjoy walks with my dogs, sewing, reading, and connecting with my husband and two children.