I am not so sure I chose to be a therapist.
In fact I am sure of it. God chose this profession for me and trained me and molded me to compassion and empathy through hardship and much anxiety. However as we learn through life his plan is always grandeur [grander?]than our own and wonderfully so.
I work with individuals, couples, and families that are going through any kind of hardship. I start my ages with adolescents but will work with much younger children if that is what I am called to do.(ie sexual abuse cases and traumas I will take younger children)
Often my calling and specialty area is in sexual abuse, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders( depression, bipolar,ect), military families, and trauma.
I have been in the field for over 10 years. I started as a generalist but found myself called to those that are in the most searing of pain. I worked as a correctional officer before I came to work in mental health. I have seen wide ranges of populations. As I learned about psychology and the ways we work, I worked in a group home with serious and persistent mental illness.
I am here to sit with you as you go through your phases of hardship and to help you find strategies that bring you back to your true self of feeling whole and with God.
I integrate faith as much as you wish in your sessions and let you guide what you are comfortable with. Either way I am here to support you.
Blessings to you.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who received my degree from St. Mary’s University in marriage and family therapy. My undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology was earned starting at Gustavus Adolphus college and completed at Hamline University.