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Born and raised with roots in Iowa, I attended Luther College achieving a BA & a BSW Bachelor of Social Work degree.  I completed my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Drake University, after spending 15 years working with non-profit social service organizations. ​I focused my time on advocating for and working alongside parents, families and children at Orchard Place, Orchard Place-Child Guidance Center, & Drake University Head Start.

I am a Master-level Holy Fire III attuned Reiki Practitioner, and have been utilizing energy healing on both a private and professional level for over a decade.

​Before moving into private practice, my work as a mental health counselor at LifeWorks has allowed me to partner with teens, adults and children to tackle mental health and family struggles since 2019.

My use of play and expressive therapy with elementary aged children and teens/adults has solidified through experience that people of all ages benefit from movement, nature, play, music, creation & expression. Embracing what brings joy helps us connect to self, and build safety within the healing process.

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