I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. I was born in Nebraska and spent most of my childhood in Omaha until my family moved to Utah during my Junior year of high school. While in Utah, I got my undergraduate degree in Family Studies at Brigham Young University. It was during my undergrad that I found a love for therapy and decided that I wanted to pursue a career where I would be able to help strengthen relationships and alleviate pain in individual’s lives. I then found myself being called back to Nebraska to continue my education and now start my career. My husband and I have loved being back in the Midwest.

As a therapist, I believe that people are an accumulation of the biological, psychological, spiritual, and social aspects of their lives. Because of this, when one area of your life is struggling then the other areas are likely to be negatively impacted. Therapy should be a place where all of the different areas of your life are addressed and taken into account so that holistic healing is possible.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in relationships. I am trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Gottman method. I also specialize in trauma with a unique training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a proven effective trauma treatment. I have also received a certification in Medical Family Therapy from UNMC that helps me to use the biopsychosocial-spiritual model to take into account all aspects of health in my clients. Although I have specific trainings and certifications, I strive to find the best fit for my clients and will often integrate multiple different approaches to help my clients reach their goals.