6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Family Business Consulting
BCBS, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Health Partners, Tricare
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Master of Science, Clinical Counseling - Drake University
Clinical Member - Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
I have prior experience working in a local community mental health organization and a residential treatment facility providing individual and group therapy. In the past I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with a diverse clientele and a variety of therapeutic issues.
Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Stress, Co-Occurring and Substance Abuse Disorders, Vocational/Work Concerns, Intrusive Thoughts, Personal Growth, Anger Management, Identity, Motivation, Work-Life Balance, Adjustment, Phase of Life, and Geriatric Issues.
In therapy my focus is on defining goals, creating balance, self-compassion and motivation through an approach based on the individuals presenting problems and needs. I believe in meeting the individual where they’re at in order to fully identify where they want to be. The therapeutic models I’m most influenced by are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy with a style that is active and Client-Centered. My goal is for therapy to initiate self-discovery and assessment while developing self-efficacy. I believe in the importance of a therapeutic environment that is open, understanding and overall supportive.