St. Cloud State University Bachelor Degree in Community Psychology 2004
The College of St. Scholastica Bachelor Degree in Social Work 2012
The University of Minnesota Duluth Masters of Social Work 2017: Clinical Scholar
Worked at UMD Health Services Counseling since 2019
Philosophy: I believe counseling is a space to explore, grow and heal. I understand that counseling may be something you think about for weeks, months or even years before reaching out. When you do, it is important to me to create a non-judgemental space where you feel heard and supported; a space where you can reflect on what you need from our time together and feel supported. I recognize the difficulty in sharing with someone you’ve just met, and feel honored with the privilege of holding space for you. May you find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone on this journey.
Areas of clinical practice: Generalist practice with individuals as they navigate relationship challenges, life stressors and adjustment to college life. Often use person-centered and solution-focused approaches, but also work with students to identify what they would most benefit from during our time together. Experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment and relationships. Training received in the mindfulness based practice of Brainspotting, art-based therapies and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).
Not only am I available to meet with you for counseling, I also do Case Management with students to help connect them with resources both on and off campus. Moving to a new community and transitioning to college can be overwhelming and confusing; you aren’t alone! If you need help navigating complex UMD structures/processes or connecting with resources, please reach out!