I have wanted to be a mental health therapist since was 12 years old, but I didn't get my counseling degree until I was 55. I have always seemed to be the person to whom people told their troubles. Along the way to finding my dream job, I worked mostly as a secretary and a massage therapist.
I received my Master's degree in Community Counseling from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO in 2007. I was granted licensure in the state of Montana in September 2010.
I have been in private practice since Spring of 2012, serving adult clients as well as teens and their families. Before going into private practice, I worked for three years with the Youth Dynamics/Alternative Youth Adventures residential treatment center in Boulder, MT, where I served teens and their families. Prior to this, I interned in a variety of settings, including work in hospice, grief counseling, chemical dependency, and women's shelters.