2015 – Licensed Independent Social Worker
2012 – Master of Social Work, University of Iowa
2010 – BA History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Coe College
I approach counseling as a collaborative process focused on enhancing and building upon the strengths of the client. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy in a collaborative approach in which the therapist and client work together to address the identified goals. Additionally, I have training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). My clinical interests include dual diagnosis (substance use disorders and mental illness), anxiety, depression, parenting and relationship concerns, mindfulness, adjustment to college and non-traditional students.
Prior to joining UCS, my work experience was primarily in community mental health. These experiences have guided my belief in collaboration and advocacy for all my clients. I believe that it is important to recognize and validate individual experiences and how they impact development socially, professionally and academically.
I enjoy meeting students and working together to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Particularly, I enjoy talking about mindfulness, healthy relationship skills, anxiety, transition to college and general mental health concerns. I also help to coordinate the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) and I can provide outreach on general substance use concerns, as well as, the programming that the CRP offers.