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I am a licensed and board certified counseling psychologist. I completed my training at the University of North Dakota in 2011. Although I work with a wide variety of clinical concerns, my area of expertise is work with transgender and nonbinary people. I have written numerous articles, three books (the most recent is due out in June 2021), and I have trained hundreds of people in a variety of topics relevant to affirming care with trans and nonbinary people.
My approach to clinical work is varied (also known as integrative) and is driven by a client's clinical needs and my professional judgment. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that addresses your needs. I am skilled in the following approaches to counseling: humanism, multiculturalism, feminism, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed approaches. I have worked with the following clinical concerns: depression, anxiety, substance abuse and process addictions, career, grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, cultural issues, gender identity and sexual orientations, stress management, sleep, pain and other health concerns, and anger.
I take my work with you very seriously. In addition to maintaining confidentiality (within professional limits) I will also work to ensure that you have access to the kinds of resources that will help to address your needs. I have a strong background in providing telehealth services and have completed numerous training courses on the topic.
PhD, University of North Dakota, Counseling Psychology
MA, University of North Dakota, Counseling
MA, Leadership Institute of Seattle/Bastyr University, Applied Behavioral Sciences - Managing and Consulting
MA, Central Michigan University, Recreation and Park Administration
BA, Washington State University, Recreation and Leisure Studies
I worked in the field of Parks and Recreation for about 15 years. This was followed by several years in the field of Training & Development. After completing my PhD I worked for six years as an Assistant Professor teaching undergraduate (University of Southern Mississippi) and graduate (Louisiana Tech University and Northern Arizona University) courses. I have been engaged in clinical work at a federally qualified health center for two years. I work closely with primary care providers in helping to address the needs of our patients.
- American Board of Professional Psychoilogy - Board Certified in Counseling Psychology
- University of North Dakota - PhD in Counseling Psychology
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