I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology & Sociology from The College of Idaho in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Boise State University in 2008. During my graduate coursework at Boise State University I completed a one-year internship at Saint Alphonsus Behavioral Health, an inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adults in Boise, Idaho. I later served as the Lead Counselor at the facility for nearly 5 years.
I am endorsed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-4699), the highest level of independent counseling licensure in Idaho; I have held this credential since 2011. Additionally, I am both a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NCC/CCMHC-275357) through the National Board of Certified Counselors.
I maintain a private practice in Boise, Idaho working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have specialized experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings where a variety of issues are addressed. In addition to my practice, I serve as an Adjunct Professor for the Counselor Education Department at Boise State University and work as a Psychiatric Clinician in the Emergency Department at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
I have solid and grounded experience helping those with chronic mental health issues as well as those struggling with situational anxiety and/or depression. Given my extensive experience at both Saint Alphonsus Behavioral Health and in the Emergency Department, I have a very good understanding of when a client may need a higher level of care. I can assist my clients with steps to seek inpatient care and provide support for any emotional complications that may arise.
I am an active member of both the American Counseling Association and the Idaho Mental Health Counselor’s Association.