Have you lost something or someone that was very important to you? Do you find
yourself struggling to “move on” with life? Are your friends and family having difficulty being there for you? Are feelings of intense sorrow and loss with you more often than not?
We often think of grief in the context of losing a loved one, which can certainly be the case. I have found, through my own extensive work with grief, that feelings of sorrow and loss can arise in a multitude of circumstances: losing a job, a pet, a marriage, a home, a child moving away, retirement, changing jobs, transitioning from working to staying at home. There are many events that can cause feelings of overwhelming and sometimes debilitating grief that our family and friends may not know how to support us in.
That’s where I am here to help. I know the firsthand effects of grief, which prompted my journey into learning how to work with others on their grief journey. I’d love the opportunity to help you during this difficult time in your life.
I am a native of southwest Montana. Through my own life experiences and challenges, I gained a passion to support and empower individuals, couples and families in our community, which led me to continuing my education to become a therapist. I completed my B.S. in Family and Consumer Science at Montana State University, Bozeman and earned my Master of Social Work at Walla Walla University, Billings. As a Clinical Social Worker, I have experience in therapy, as well as, advocating for clients and connecting them to resources. I understand that seeking therapy can seem a bit intimidating and taboo to many. I hope to put my clients at ease through building a therapeutic relationship, where they feel safe working together, as a team, to invite healing and security into their personal lives, marriages, and relationships. I enjoy utilizing therapeutic models that are person centered, strengths based, and trauma informed; including Emotionally Focused Therapy and CBT. Some of the areas of counseling I focus on are Premarital, Couples, Individuals, Grief, Depression, and Anxiety.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, children, grandchildren and extended family. I love animals, especially dogs and pigs, though I currently do not have any. I enjoy spending time outdoors camping, trying to garden, floating the river, riding side by sides, riding motorcycles and traveling.