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 Utah Association of Play Therapy
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
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 work very much. 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.
And, at my core, I am down-right curious about all the world has to offer, specifically people and how complex and dynamic we all are. As I child I often worried my parents because I devoured non-fiction books about individuals who had faced trauma, or seemingly insurmountable circumstances (think- The Diary of Anne Frank). I couldn't get enough of these stories of how individuals managed trauma, loss and damaging relationships. And now, my dream profession involves me diving deep with people to explore their own experiences of pain. What an ineradicable honor it is to witness my clients face vulnerability and work to make sense of it. I'd love to join you on your own journey.
I chose a career in social work because I believe in the social justice principles that guide it.