Hart to Heart Counseling
Call Us: 866.427.8370
Grand Forks Location
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) licensed in the state of North Dakota and a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) licensed in the state of Minnesota. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. I have been working with Hart to Heart Counseling since 2019 and have experience working in the field since 2016. I utilize many different therapy modalities and techniques which are tailored to individual needs. I focus on evidenced-based approaches which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
My goal is to help you reach your goals by exploring the connections between your thoughts, behaviors, and actions. I am solution focused and specialize in working with youth, teens, young adults, and middle-aged adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, substance use, self-identity, and life transitions. I would be honored and excited to join you in your personal journey of hope, healing, exploration, and growth.
I am currently a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the state of North Dakota. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, accepting, and empowering environment to allow you to grow and heal. I believe each individual has their own unique story in life, and it is important to build a therapeutic relationship and meet each client where they are at. I have a background of working with children and adolescents in a partial hospitalization program for two years; I now serve clients of all ages. I focus primarily with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional/behavioral concerns, self-worth, and relational issues. I like to use a variety of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. I have experience working in the field since 2021 and have been with Hart 2 Heart Counseling since July, 2021. I have experience in helping individuals, couples, and families. I focus on evidence-based theories such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I enjoy continuing to grow in my field and helping others gain a better quality of life.
My goal is to help guide you on your journey to your goals by creating a therapeutic alliance to foster a safe and comfortable atmosphere to allow for deeper self-exploration. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and ages. I find it rewarding to see each individual grow throughout their journey and empower themselves.
CEO and Founder of Hart to Heart Counseling. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with minors in Child Development/Family Sciences and Sociology from North Dakota State University. I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling from Northern State University (both school and professional). Currently, I hold school counselor and professional counseling licenses in both Minnesota and North Dakota. I am licensed to supervise individuals seeking counselor licenses in both Minnesota and North Dakota. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and Nationally Certified Mental Health Counselor.
I have over 15 years of professional experience helping individuals, couples, and families. I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of people. I have experience working with students, families, individuals, couples, elderly, individuals with developmental delays, Head Start families, families in poverty, and numerous other demographics. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. I am trained in EMDR and find it very rewarding to help individuals overcome past trauma.
Currently, I work as a teacher, counselor, and business owner.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) licensed in the state of North Dakota and a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) licensed in the state of Minnesota. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with my BSW in August of 2017 then continued, earning my Master's Degree in Social Work in August of 2018. I worked in Child Welfare for 5 years before deciding to transition to individual counseling. I have been with Hart to Heart Counseling since January of 2022.
Areas of Interest/Specialty: Trauma, LGBTQ, all ages of need (no discrimination 🙂)
Areas of Training: Trauma, EMDR, Art Therapy and VR.
As a Professional Counselor, my goal is to individualize my approach by using evidence-based training, techniques and modalities to ensure a therapeutic and skillful process partnered with each client. Together, in a solution-focused manner, we work towards therapy goals.