I have been working in the field of social services since 2001. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During my time as an undergraduate, I worked at a neuropsychology laboratory, studying brain physiology and behavior.
Following that time, I worked for five years as a supervisor for caregivers working with the developmentally disabled population. In 2007, I received my Master Of Social Work Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While working toward my Masters degree, my studies focused on marriage & family therapy and trauma counseling—both for which I received certifications.
My internship and externship experiences were at Women and Families Psychotherapy Resources, Inc, an outpatient mental health clinic in Waukesha, WI. That experience launched me into my career as a therapist. At the clinic, I worked with individuals, couples, and families, and was trained specifically in the methods of Solution-Focused Therapy.
Following my time in Wisconsin, I moved to Colorado Springs, and spent several years working as a family therapist for a local non-profit agency. My work there centered around helping troubled teens and their families, with a focus on family relationship dynamics. In early 2010, I became licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado, and opened a private practice where I helped clients for six years.
I enjoyed my time in Colorado, but my family decided to move back to our home state of Wisconsin in late 2015 to be near extended family. My new WI private practice is now open in Hartland.
While I have an extensive background in dealing with adolescents, I also enjoy working with adults. My comfort lies in working with those dealing with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and self esteem issues. I do have experience working with transgender clients (gender dysphoria). I also enjoy working with executives on business-personal-leadership growth.