Hello! I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy, and enjoying beautiful Montana! Thank you for taking the courageous first step in your consideration to participate in counseling!
I am a licensed Montana LCSW counselor with 7 years’ experience. I received my Clinical Master of Social Work degree from Walla Walla University in 2013, completing 3,000. hours of clinical counseling practice and supervision. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ support, related issues, coping with grief, loss and restoring motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Vocationally, I have also worked 25 years as a First Responder, and I now offer duty stress resiliency work-shops to this audience.
While I have experience providing counseling services using varied theoretical frameworks, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts, Somatic body- based solutions, Gestalt and Existential work, I always enlist my client’s choices for what modalities interest them for doing their self-work. One of my favorite models, is the psycho-educational model, in which the client completes a short self-study, (usually a one-page article). Using this model I will gently challenge you with ideas that may help you explore alternative ways of thinking.
Maybe you feel as though something is missing, or you are anxious wanting your life to unfold. Maybe you feel a little bit lost, as many do in this complex time. Maybe you have some sadness to embrace about things not working out, before you can move on. As your counselor, it is my promise to meet you where you are at and most importantly to honor your personal world view. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. I am here to support and empower you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-43180