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MY STORY

Working in the healthcare setting for over 20 years I have had many opportunities to see the effects of trauma on the mind, body and soul. I have also had the opportunity to witness the amazing resiliency of the human spirit to heal. As a Trauma therapist I have a passion for helping people find their way to healing.

 

Experience

Integrated Health Therapist in Adult Specialty Clinics Neurology, Orthopedics, Diabetes & Thyroid, Cardiology, Pain  & Gastroenterology
Mental Health Therapist covering all areas of hospital adult and children’s
On call Emergency Department Triage Therapist nine years EOW
Employee Assistance Program Therapist internal provider
Forensic Interviewer @ Child’s Voice 
School Counselor @ Children’s Care Hospital & School 
Navigator-Peer Advocate @ SD Parent Connection 
Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Triage Therapist @ Sioux Valley Behavioral Health 
Women’s and Children’s Abuse Center counseling Intern @ Children’s Inn
 

 

Education

Master’s of Science Degree
Counseling and Human Resource Development
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
 Graduated 1997
 
Bachelor’s of Science Degree
Psychology
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
Graduated 1991

 

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor- Mental Health
Qualified Mental Health Provider
Certified in EMDR since May 2014
Approved EMDR Consultant April 2018

Certified in Brain Spotting 2020
Certified Chronic Care Health Coach 2015