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Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Brene Brown speaks about the necessity to “choose courage over comfort” in order to experience transformation in our lives. I believe one of the bravest things we will ever do is ask for help and then begin the journey of change by engaging in therapy. Life can be relentlessly messy and painful at times. A safe, therapeutic relationship will allow you to express the messiness and experience compassionate, non-judgmental responses that encourage you to see your inherent worth and value. I’m passionate about creating and holding space for you to feel seen, heard, and respected. I see therapy as a process of collaboration where you are the expert on your life, and I help and support your own personal empowerment. I believe mental wellness comes as we heal and process past pain and the coping skills, we use to survive that pain in the presence of a genuine, empathetic witness. We then engage in an intentional, active process of integrating healthy thoughts and behaviors into our lives as we are offered assistance and encouragement. It would be an honor to accompany you on your healing journey as you connect more wholeheartedly in your relationships and with life. Using a gentle, and engaged presence I am committed to providing competent, compassionate, empowering support and treatment.
Areas of Interest
Grief and Loss associated with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant loss
Life Stages and Transitions
Experience and Further Training
I have a background in education and have spent many years working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I recently graduated with my Master's in Social Work degree from Utah State University. I feel at “home” with the social work core teachings and values and how they align with how I view life and people. This includes treating people with dignity and respect, recognizing strengths and resources, and treating the whole person within their environment.
I am particularly interested in working with individuals experiencing depression, different life adjustments and who have experienced trauma. I have a special interest in helping those with trauma navigate the world of parenting in a way that attunes to their inner strength and truth. An area where I intend to focus my training is in perinatal mental health including losses associated with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. I use a generalist approach that is person-centered and utilizes varying modalities. I have been furthering my training in ACT therapy and child-centered approaches. I work with both children and adults.
Social Studies Education, B.S. (2004) Brigham Young University - Idaho
Master of Social Work Utah State University (2023)
National Assocation of Social Worker's (NASW)
Trainer for Idaho's HOPE Conquers ACES
Authorized Facilitator for Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children
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