Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Registered Play Therapist
My goal is to help clients gain understanding and insight into the underlying causes of thoughts and behaviors that may no longer serve them. I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, using a number of different evidence based therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the individual needs of each of my clients.
I work with both children (ages 5 and up) and adults. I treat co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, anxiety, depressive disorders, anger and control issues, PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders. I specialize in working with Military/LEO members & their families. I, myself, am a military family member and have been embedded with the US Marine Corp for most of my career as a therapist.
I utilize a goal-focused and person-centered approach in therapy while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other evidence-based therapeutic techniques. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Play Therapist.
I received my graduate degree from Doane University in Nebraska in 2012. I am licensed to practice in Iowa, North Carolina, and California.
I accept Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (but not Common Spirit, Mercy CHI Employees, or Value Plans) and most out-of-state Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans. I also accept Optum, UHC,UMR, and some Cigna plans. My self pay rate is $185 for your first appointment and $160 after that.