Licensed Master Social Worker
I am a graduate from Drake University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I continued my learning endeavors through Johns Hopkins University where I earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience in individual counseling that centers around working with families, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic style takes a holistic approach that focuses on understanding each aspect of those I work with. I believe there are a number of factors that have shaped us into who we are today. Overall, my number one goal is to provide a safe space for those I cross paths with.
I also work within the sports community and providing clinical services. What have you done for me lately? That unspoken question is one of the most pervasive statements in the athletic world. You’ve reached the highest level of your sport, and the perception is that you’ve made it. Your career is something people dream of. You’ve been granted access to top tier sports personnel and facilities to prepare for game day. Now it is time to prepare yourself for life outside the lines. This is where I come in. Whether it’s performance anxiety, general anxiety, self-doubt, self-esteem, or other life stressors I am here to help. As a mental health counselor, I ask “What have you done for yourself?”. My job is not to get you on the field. I am here to provide space for you to voice your concerns. I am here to equip you with tools that will help you reach a better version of yourself. I did not make it to the professional level for my sport, but I’ve faced my version of the daily grind that comes with being an athlete. During that time, I learned that life’s responsibilities don’t change, they increase, and sometimes we need help.