6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
BCBS, Health Partners,
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Play 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
Professional Member - Association for Play Therapy, Iowa Association for Play 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 am Registered Play Therapist where I have received specific and specialized training to use play therapy, and assist children who benefit from that modality of support. Some other therapeutic approaches I am most influenced by include Solution Focused, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, and General Systems Theory.
Mental health matters, and not everything you are holding on to is yours to carry. Taking that first step towards bettering your health is one of the most powerful choices a person will make. I am here to support you by examining all environments and relationships that form who you are, and focus on your desired change in overall wellness and health. I believe clients can experience change and growth while processing life’s challenges, uncovering patterns, and building opportunities for connection. I use a variety of approaches and will collaborate with you to provide an individualized and unique therapeutic experience. I strive to provide an environment that is comfortable, welcoming, and free of judgement. My goal for my clients is to feel valued and understood as we collaboratively grow through their identified therapeutic goals, and life barriers.