Education & Certifications
MSW Utah Valley University – Master of Social Work
BS Brigham Young University – Social Work
LI – Lifespan Integration – Trained Level 2
CCTP – Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
TF- CBT – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychodrama and Experiential continued training
MSW, CSW, CCTP
My trauma-informed application integrates psychoeducation, inner child work, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, systems theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, psychodrama, experiential psychotherapy, and Lifespan Integration. While we may not choose our adversities or their complexities, they can be a driving force in our growth and healing.
Adverse and traumatic events in life can leave us feeling unseen, unheard, and misunderstood. I believe healing begins when we become present with the pain and honor its existence. Having navigated many complex pitfalls in my own life I have learned to believe in healing. My approach to therapy is compassion-focused, warm, direct, and research-based. My therapeutic style seeks to create safety as I walk with you on your healing journey valuing choice in the therapeutic relationship.
I work with anxiety& depression, trauma/post traumatic stress disorder, sex-abuse, betrayal trauma, trauma bonding, attachment issues, codependency, addictions/pornography/substance use, religious trauma, faith realignment/transition, LGBTQ+, same sex attraction, grief/breavement, relational distress, emotional regulation, stress management, self-compassion, mindfulness, individuals and groups.