6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work - Wartburg College
Master of Social Work (MSW) - Saint Ambrose University
I have several years of experience providing individual and group counseling sessions for individuals facing substance use challenges. I also have a background in hospice work where I provided caregiver/bereavement support and social work services.
Anxiety Disorders, low self-worth, perfectionism, body image/disordered eating issues, identity issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, life transitions, relational/attachment issues (especially enjoy helping folks navigate adult child and parent relationships).
For as long as you can remember, you have felt like you aren’t good enough. You often compare yourself to others and feel inadequate in your personal and professional relationships. You make yourself small in fear of being rejected and constantly overthink every decision or social interaction. Your anxiety holds you back from living the life you want to live and ultimately leads to losing your sense of identity. You feel lonely and lost.
You want to feel more confident and have a quite inner critic. You want to take up space with your thoughts and feelings, no matter what others think of you. You want to learn who you are and how you like to express yourself. You want to accept all facets of yourself and learn how to work with your anxiety instead of your anxiety calling the shots in your life. If this sounds like you, I can help you get there.
Personally and professionally, I am committed to anti-racism work, ending discrimination of the LGBTQIA+ community and dismantling systems of oppression. I am committed to uncovering my own biases and deconstructing harmful societal norms. I strive to cultivate an inclusive environment in the therapy space so that folks of all identities feel safe and affirmed. I consider it an honor and privilege to work with folks and walk alongside them in their healing journey. Feeling your feelings is brave work!
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