I received my bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice from Chadron Sate College in 2014 and my master’s degree in counseling from Colorado Christian University in 2018. In addition to my education in school I have completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative therapy.
I have been working with those who have a variety of mental health problems since 2014. I worked in residential treatment and group homes where I learned a variety of different treatments and worked with several different populations. The majority of those I have worked with have had trauma in their past and have had several different symptoms from it including PTSD, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, substance use, ADHD, relationship problems and several others.
Through my work and education I have learned several different ways to treat mental health problems. I tend to believe our thoughts impact our feelings which impact our behaviors. Trauma can affect us in a way that our thoughts and feelings seem stuck. I have found EMDR to be the most effective in helping individuals move past traumas. EMDR is best known for treating trauma but has shown to be effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorders, dissociative disorders, grief, personality disorders, sleep disturbance, and several others. Aside from EMDR I have an eclectic approach to therapy as I use treatments that fit each client’s needs.