"Change happens when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing" -Unknown
As a firm believer in the Mind-Body-Soul connection I enjoy working with clients as they process through the journey of their lives. I use an eclectic approach with clients primarily using person centered, solution focused, narrative theory and positive psychology techniques. My goal in working with clients is to provide them the skills they can use to maintain their mental and emotional health independently. As a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP), Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) with the State of Nebraska, a Certified Disordered Gambling Counselor (CDGC) and a Certified Addictions Informed Professional (CAIMP), I have been successful in working with all ages and different backgrounds of individuals. My education consists of an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from McCook Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Hope International University in Human Development and a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from University of Nebraska -Kearney. I am currently working on my Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision through Capella University. I have been in counseling for over sixteen years.
My counseling interests include:
* Caregiver Issues
* Co-Occurring Mental Health / Substance Abuse Evaluations - Adult
* Gambling Disorders
* Intimate Partner Violence
* Parental / Child Relationships
* Sexual Addiction
* Single Parenting
* Victims / Survivors of sexual abuse
* Substance Abuse Evaluations - Adult
Adolescence, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Disordered gambling disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Intimate Partner Violence Survivors, Stress-Related Disorders, Trauma and abuse, Parenting, LGBTQIA+, Parental / Child relationships.
Also experienced in:
Christian Counseling, Behavioral and Chemical Addictions, Relationships, Family Counseling, Grief Processing, Intimacy Related Concerns, DBT, CBT - Insomnia, Self-esteem Concerns, Career Counseling