I moved to Montana after earning my Masters in Social Work in 2014 from the University of Southern California. I became a licensed clinical social worker in 2017. I have experience working with clients in all age groups, speicifically: children and their families who have experienced trauma, clients who have experienced grief and loss, caregiver burnout, life transitions, and chronic illness. I have been fortunate to work in a children's residential setting for mental health, hospital settings, and have worked with families in their own homes. I opened the doors to my own private pracitce part time in 2020 and became full time in 2021. I have a passion in helping clients especially children and families build greater resilience, increase self-compassion, and accomplish their therapeutic goals. My hope is that my clients feel empowered to take on life stressors and cultivate what brings them meaning and joy in life.
My Therapy Style
I believe everyone has the capacity to discover ways to handle the unique problems that bring difficulty into their life. I have been described by others as nuturing, compassionate, and kind. I am naturally quiet. I view my clients through the lens of neuroscience, clients personal strengths, the systems with which clients live and work, and clients unique backgrounds. I believe in the importance of connection and the therapeutic relationship in helping to create change. My favorite treatment modalities include play therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and positive psychology. I also enjoy bringing creativity and art in my therapy session whenever I can.
I am currently working to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and am being supervised by a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). Some trainings I have attended:
- Child Centered Play Therapy Certificate (Play Strong Institute)-in process 2021
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training (The Beck Institute)
- Mindfulness & Mindfulness for Self-Compassion
- Family Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Supervision trainings through the Zur Institute-I am able to provide supervision to MSWs currently seeking clinical licensure
In my spare time, I enjoy creating art, music, playing with my children and pets, camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. I am a big fan of nature! I also love to read.
I do accept most major private insurances, including Montana Medicaid and Medicare. I believe that finances should not be a barrier to therapy so I do work with clients based on their individual circumstances. If this sounds like a good fit to you, I can be reached by phone at 573-694-9805 or via email [email protected] to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you!