6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
BCBS, Midlands Choice, Cigna, 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