I am passionate about people and helping them grow into their potential.
I love this work and have been doing it for almost 10 years. I chose to get a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) because I noticed so many people struggling with relationships of all kinds: friends, children, marriage, dating, co-workers, etc. My education, as well as the years of work both professionally and personally, have prepared me to know how to help people see options they may not have seen or understood before.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri and my Master’s degree in Family Therapy from Friends University in Lenexa, KS. After graduation in 2010,
I set up my own practice in Overland Park, KS and was able to serve many LDS couples, families, and individuals during my time there as a community resource referral for LDS Family Services. I moved to Utah in 2016 and began working for LDS Family Services and Highland Springs Specialty Clinic. I left LDSFS and HSSC in 2017 to start my own practice in Sandy, UT. I am currently a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and enjoy helping people understand how critical it is to have MFTs as a resource. I also volunteer in the community: teaching about mental health and instructing on how to create and maintain healthy relationships.
Some people like to know what techniques I use or theories I hold as important in therapy. This is called a treatment orientation. While I feel
I am open to many theories and interventions, the main ones I use and lens through which I see things are:
EMDR and Trauma-focused
Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy
If you would like to know more about any of these modalities, please feel free to contact me and ask questions.