Masters Degree of Social Work, University of Utah, Utah
Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Sonoma State University, California
Level One Marshak Intervention Method Theraplay (attachment based play therapy intervention)
Clinical Director of Utah Infertility Resource Center
Crisis worker University of Utah Medical Center
Member of National Association of Social Workers
Member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine-Mental Health Practice Group
Past Board Member: United for Adoption
Former Clinical Supervisor at Cancer Wellness House
Previous Policy Advocate addressing health care disparities in Utah
KSL Contributor on topics such as play therapy, parenting and infertility
I have been working in a therapeutic setting for over 10 years, but what is more important is that I focus on creating a safe and genuine place to explore and address barriers. Augustine Burroughs wrote: "your mind is like an unsafe neighborhood; don't go there alone." Sometimes life is this way. When you are struggling with stress, conflicted relationships or concerned about your child's well being, finding a therapist to help navigate this path is a welcome solace.
Prior to starting my own practice, I worked in a community mental health clinic seeing children and their families. I enjoyed this job very much, I specialized in seeing children 3-12. I have also held positions working with refugees, people with chronic illness, foster care children, and adults with serious and chronic mental health diagnosis. Additionally, I have had both personal and clinical training in working with those experiencing infertility.
I chose a career in social work because I believe in the social justice principles that guide it.