Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treatment of issues dealing with struggles in life including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Divorce, Grief, Trauma, Blended Families and Relationship Problems. I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Family Systems Therapy. I have many years’ experience working with Adolescents, Children and their parents.
Ames is a university community and a high number of my clients are students with anxieties associated with adjustment to college life. College students struggle with staying focused as well as deciding what direction they desire for their future. Many worry about meeting and making friends and therefore are tempted to over-drink and party too much. Class attendance and schoolwork drop off, leaving them lost. I am here to help.
I have a specialty in Trauma Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for child and adult sexual abuse victims. I’ve had extensive training in Play Therapy as well. I am interested in persons of all ages and stages of life. I have many professional and practical life experiences that will benefit your counseling.
Education: M.S.W. University of Iowa
B.S. Education/Sociology Iowa State University