I graduated in 2008 from St. Mary's University Twin Cities campus.  I did my practicum at Park House which was a day treatment center for people with HIV/AIDS and a mental illness.  

For the last  10 years I have been working with children, adolescents, and  their parents, in addition to one on one counseling with adults. I also supervised a team of mental health practitioners in the Children's Therapeutic Social Services program. I continue to provide Board Approved supervision to practitioners working toward LPC/LPCC licensure. My approach with young people is to join them in their world, learn about them, and how they perceive their lives. I then use a variety of games and activities to empower them to successfully navigate their way through life.  I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and I have Suicide Prevention Training.

I have shared my counseling skills with local elementary schools, Crisis Connection, Boy Scouts of America, and the Ngao Mentor Life Society in Nairobi, Kenya where I have done presentations and individual counseling. I am able to continue sessions through my telemental health platform.

 

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After a presentation on depression and suicide at Blessings Beauty School in Nairobi, Kenya.

After a presentation on depression and suicide at Blessings Beauty School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on May 3. 2019,

Completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on May 3. 2019,

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