I was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. I was fortunate enough to be selected into the elite graduate programs -Marriage and Family Therapy and Medical Family Therapy- at the University of Nebraska after graduating from my undergraduate program in just three years. Since starting a private practice I have also begun a family. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I also operate a custom T-Shirt Blanket business as an outlet for my creative side. I find fulfillment in helping others and bringing joy to their lives.
There are many theories, opinions, and schools of thought when it comes to therapy and how a therapist should approach client issues and concerns. My philosophy is this: because people are unique with their own individual experience, I pull from many different theories, exercises and fields of thought to create an experience that is custom to your personality, your concerns and your needs. My clients set the goals for therapy, not me. This allows them to take ownership of the work that they do with me and make healthier choices that will enable them get their needs met in positive and productive ways. Regardless of the particular approach, I place sensitivity, empathy, and appreciation of clients' strengths first.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelors of Science, Family and Consumer Science
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Post-Degree Certification, Medical Family Therapist
Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice
Nebraska Wesleyan University Counseling Center (personal counselor)
YWCA of Omaha (trauma therapist)
Lutheran Family Services- Omaha (psychotherapist)
Member of Nebraska Association for Marriage & Family Therapist