I was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, and grew up in northwestern Montana. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University and went on to achieve my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Grief, Trauma, and Crisis from Northwest Nazarene University.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2014 and became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), Trained Practitioner, in 2015, and a TBRI® Educator in 2016.
I have experience working with diverse populations including at-risk youth and adolescents in residential treatment facilities and specialize in working with children from hard places, including foster and adoptive children.
I use a person-centered approach and have experience using play therapy techniques with children, adults, and families when appropriate. I am currently being trained in Neurofeedback to become a Biofeedback Certified International Alliance (BCIA) certified clinician. I am a big believer in God and His design for human relationships.
My husband and I are parents to two beautiful girls and we enjoy active lifestyles. I especially enjoy time spent playing softball or snowmobiling, playing with my daughters, and watching as they learn new skills and develop individual personalities – growing into strong young ladies.
I look forward to incorporating Neurofeedback with the students, and utilizing TBRI with the staff and students at Clearview, and seeing the transformations unfold.