I believe that therapy is a collaborative relationship between the therapist and individual. People have most of the answers to the challenges they are experiencing, so I feel my role is to provide support and insight in order to allow an individual success and personal growth. I am a very acculturated therapist that brings a variety of life experiences both personal and professional that allows me to engage well with people and establish strong therapeutic relationships necessary to assist in one’s personal work. I enjoy working with people to teach them to be their own advocates and celebrate their success’ in life while continuing to develop and grow in areas they want to be better.
I completed a Bachelor’s in science degree from Westminster College in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in mental health and child welfare, and a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Social Work with an emphasis in health and public policy. Prior to obtaining my master’s degree, I spent two years working with the Department of children and Families working with families towards reunification and rehabilitation. I spent two years working with people experiencing chronic homelessness and persistent mental health needs. Currently, I work as a therapist in correctional addiction treatment services in Salt Lake County Jails focusing on trauma, grief and loss, behavioral issues, and women’s health. I am also active in advocacy in the state that will address the needs of women who have experienced incarceration as well as women’s health issues. My clinical experience has focused on substance abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, anger management, women’s health, trauma, reintegration after incarceration, and persistent mental health needs. I am able to integrate various areas of therapeutic modalities but have specific training in trauma focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Gottman Method Therapy, DBT, and am EMDR certified.Insurance Note: I accept Select Health (except community care) and PEHP insurance, I am out of network for all other plans.