I received a Bachelor of Art Psychology-Northwestern College and a Master of Art Clinical Counseling-Grace University.
My Nebraska credentials include:
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Use Practitioner
My certifications and advanced training include:
Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 2
Certified Brainspotting Clinician Phase 3
Member Midwest Brainspotting Institute
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Somatic Experiencing Training
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training
Precision Nutrition and Coaching Training Level 1
Current Insurances Accepted:
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Midlands Choice and Methodist Employee Plans
I have worked in the mental health field since 2006. I have been both driven and passionately aware of the growing need to truly help people not only feel better emotionally, cognitively and physically; but to reach and realize their full potential. I deeply desire to not only provide strong therapeutic skill, but more so, for client’s to walk away from sessions actually FEELING better.
I operate from a warm and compassionate heart, with a gentle and curious presence. My deep desire to help others has propelled me forward to being trained in several accredited and well versed therapeutic modalities; understanding that no two individuals are the same and require an eclectic and individualized approach.
I love what I do, but when I am not in the office; I enjoy travel, working towards my next running event and growing in my own faith. However, my time is most valued when I am with my husband, children and close family and friends.
I am honored and delighted to be here to witness and journey with you.
Internal Family Systems
“We are still every age that we have ever been.” Madeleine L’Engle
Provides a deeper understanding to who you are.
Helps you see your depressive and anxiety symptoms not as a diagnosis,
but as normal reactions to stressors or trauma.
Improves communication and relationship with others, but more importantly, yourself.
Allows access to self compassion and curiosity towards yourself and then towards others.
Makes self leadership accessible to then achieve internal balance.
Answers the questions of: "Why does this bother me?
Why do I feel and struggle with the things I do, and why can I not overcome this obstacle?"
Allows access to heal deep wounds.
Provides an ability to access real change; be that of changing behaviors, habits or relationship cycles.
Enhances understanding and access to what is called a ""Spirit Led" self, allowing further consideration of access to one's faith.
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"Silence is not empty, It is FULL of answers"
Brainspotting (BSP) uses our field of vision to find where we are holding these traumas, scanning the inside environments, seeking the specific internal spot where the trauma is stored. It then allows deep processing to release and resolve the trauma. The trained BSP therapist listens to the client’s words and body experiences, observing the eyes, face and body, watching for reflexive cues. It is based on the premise that the brain is self-healing and the role of the therapist is to set and hold the frame that promotes the client’s self-healing capacities. BSP therapy is not just for trauma; it is also used for performance enhancement to excel in areas such as athletics, business and relationships. Find out more HERE.
EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy that enables individuals to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. EMDR therapy can also assist in accelerating progress in traditional therapy, helping the client and the primary therapist resolve stuck points and enrich their ongoing work.
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During childhood, fawn and freeze are often our only options because the situation is beyond our comprehension of what to do differently. Here's the problem - what was adaptive as a child (freezing, people-pleasing, perfectionism, care taking, dissociating, etc) can become frustratingly unhelpful as you get older. In other words, the same coping methods that helped you survive, can often become the behaviors that prevents you from fully living and enjoying your life as an adult. SE aims to help the body get unstuck from fight, flight, fawn, and freeze responses, release stored energy from the body, and return to a sense of regulation and harmony.Trauma often can leave us feeling unsafe in our bodies. SE focuses on developing self-regulation skills, regaining an internal sense of safety, restoring balance in the nervous system, and reconnecting you with your body's wisdom. Instead of focusing on past memories and reliving the details, we will assess and notice what happens in the body in the present moment, through a safe and supportive framework. SE helps individuals shift old patterns and develop new neural pathways that provide alternative ways of responding to our environment. Find out more HERE.