6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
BCBS, Aetna, MHN, First Health, Coventry, Humana, Midlands Choice, Health Partners, Tricare
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy - Mount Mercy University
Bachelor of Science, Child, Family, and Adult Services - Iowa State University
Clinical Member - American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
I have experience working with community agencies, shelters, and mental health centers.
Play therapy, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment/transition through life, self-harm, trauma, personal growth, stress management, grief and loss, family dysfunction, blended families, parent-child conflict
My therapeutic approach includes a variety of different techniques which are selected based on the client’s presenting concern. I have received specific training in play therapy techniques and interventions. I am currently in the process of working towards becoming a registered play therapist. The therapeutic approaches I am most influenced by include Solution Focused, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, and General System Theory.
I examine all environments and relationships that form who an individual or family are and find solutions for the desired change in overall wellness and mental health. I believe clients can experience change and growth. I provide and environment that is comfortable, welcoming, and free of judgement. My goal for my clients is to feel valued and understood as we collaboratively work through therapeutic goals.
Individuals 4 years of age and up