I'm so happy you found me! Have fun perusing my wesite and getting to know a little about me. Whether you are looking for a therapist for yourself, a friend, or a child, I hope you will find what you are looking for here.
A little bit about me...
I'm a midwestern girl at heart that relocated to Utah 24 years ago to attend Utah State University. I completed my bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. After taking some time off to start a family with my husband I returned to school in 2006 and completed my Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2009. It was during my internship that I realized that I enjoyed working with children, teens, and their families. In 2012 I earned my Registered Play Therapy Certificate. I am currently the only therapist in Cache Valley that can boast this specific training certificate. In 2013, I was asked to join the board for the Utah Associate for Play Therapy were I have been happily serving since. I have been in private practice for 13 years now. I have worked with various populations since finishing school but would consider myself best at working with individuals, children, teens, and families.
When I'm not at work I can be found enjoying time with my family or enjoying various forms of exercise such as triathlons, road biking, and group fitness classes. I enjoy a challenge and I am always creating new goals for myself personally and professionally. Currently I am working toward my EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certification and learning more about Animal Assisted Play Therapy.
I believe that YOU are the expert on your story. My job as a therapist is to help you understand your story and when needed, teach you how to change your persepctive. I believe that within each person lies the answer to their problems. My role is to help guide you through that journey.
My Favorite Books
Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia Axline
Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play by Theresa Kestly
Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship by Garry Landreth
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk