6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
BCBS, Health Partners,
Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2002 with experience in private practice, assisted living, and long term care facilities. I have worked in a number of integrative environments collaborating with physicians and other professionals to provide a team approach to patient care. Additionally, I have served in leadership positions and as a clinical supervisor for practicum students and predoctoral interns.
Stress Management, Phase of Life Changes, Adjustment, Anxiety, Depression, Medical/Health Adjustments, Assertiveness, Personal Growth, Self-esteem, Geriatric Issues, Grief and Loss, Caregiver Stress
I take a personable approach to therapy where initial sessions are spent not only gathering necessary information, but also getting to know one another and building the therapeutic relationship. I firmly believe the most important part of therapy is the fit between therapist and patient; therefore, if I am not the right fit for you, I will help to the best of my ability to find someone who would be a better match. In my work with patients, I strive to provide a warm and supportive environment to promote feeling safe and comfortable while exploring areas of concerns. We will work together to identify strategies to best help you reach your goals as it is important for you to be an active participant in your therapy. I tailor my treatment approach to individual presenting issues and what fits best for each patient. Most often I utilize a combination of supportive, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Adolescents and Adults