I am a Child and Family Therapist, specializing in individual and family therapy for individuals of varying backgrounds. I have a private practice in professional counseling in South Jordan, Utah.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and families in the community. I received my Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah where I focused her studies on Cognitive Behavioral and Multicultural Counseling. I started her career in mental health as a counselor working in the school system, and has since become passionate about working with adolescents and their families in a private atmosphere. I have experience and spent time volunteering in schools, homeless shelters, and religious/civic organizations. I have had my own private practice in mental health counseling where I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples, and families to resolve conflict and cope with mental health struggles.
In counseling, I use an integrative approach, pulling from various theories, including cognitive behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, and family systems. I use a varying range of therapeutic techniques to create a treatment plan specific for each client. I value the trust and safety of the therapeutic relationship, and creates a counseling environment that is full of compassion, empathy, understanding, and humor.
In addition to individual and family therapy, I have presented to and trained groups in a public setting, on topics such as effective parenting, self-esteem, anger management, marriage, sex education, self-harm, and grief.
Above all, I value my relationships with my friends and family most. I have personally experienced trauma, loss, change, and disappointment in life, and is continually working on my own progress towards peace.