What I do
I am a Licensed Clinical Practicing Counselor (LCPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Montana. I started my practice to help people like you, women, parents, young children and veterans, to navigate the biggest transitions in your life.
What have I done?
My clinical work comes from evidence-based practice, clinical training, graduate work, continuing education and personal experience. Furthermore, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I have worked as an addiction counselor, supporting teenagers and adults in both residential and outpatient facilities.
My personal experience includes being a parent, a military veteran and an avid traveler, interacting with many individuals from multiple cultures and religious backgrounds. This has helped me gain valuable insight for guiding my diverse clients.
What do I do?
I am passionate about helping parents, including adoptive and foster, to explore the challenges of parenting, and helping young children overcome traumas, sleep issues, aggressive behaviors, anxiety and other mental health issues. This includes helping you understand your child’s emotions and behaviors. Together we will build your confidence as a parent and help your child improve self-regulation, grow and feel safe and secure. We will also build realistic developmentally appropriate expectations for yourself and for your children.
I am also dedicated to helping veterans conquer challenges and difficulties, such as combating PTSD, developing a high quality civilian life, as well as, overcoming other obstacles.
I will work with you to set goals and actions that enable you to do more than just survive every day. I want you to feel that you have control, feel good about yourself and your family, and feel confident navigating any obstacle that blocks your path to enjoying life.
How can I help?
I focus on helping you connect and build safe attachments. I begin by meeting you where you are emotionally and physically. I look at you as a whole person.
As we explore who you are, your past and current experiences, your perception of those experiences and how they affect you, we will find the best ways to help you decrease current distressing symptoms. We will explore what has and has not helped you in the past, as well as develop new skills and strategies to support your needs and goals.
I will offer you a safe place with no judgment, a neutral space to talk about the difficult issues and obstacles to your success. It is not my job to fix you. I am part of your journey and will offer unconditional support, empathy and be present for you. Yet, I won’t shy away from challenging you and offering feedback in a compassionate way.
You can do this!
I truly believe your life, and the relationships with the people in your life, can get better. It’s up to you to make it happen. Together we will establish and restore healthy relationships and help you live a happy and meaningful life.
It’s important that you find the right therapist. The therapeutic relationship is the heart of your healing process. When you find the right therapeutic relationship, you flourish and grow. As we work together, we will explore together how to best help you: you know you best.