Hi there, and welcome to Becoming Balanced. I am honored to support women on their path towards acceptance and peace within themselves and their lives. Life undeniably brings challenges. Anxiety, depression, stress, difficult relationships, low self-worth, grief, and trauma are all normal yet sometimes feel like unbearable aspects of the human experience. My goal is to join you in that experience and help you feel whole and aligned with your values. It is a humbling privilege to witness the resilient nature of the human spirit in my work. If you have experienced traumatic grief or bereavement, know there is a space for you here. I will listen to your story, connect, empower, and offer space for any and all emotion as you navigate grief at your own pace.
As for my professional experience, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in North Dakota and have been practicing since 2015. I earned both of my degrees at NDSU, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My approach to therapy is relational, mindfulness based, trauma-informed, and culturally considerate, with special attention given to the unique, individual you at the center of it. I tend towards Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care®. I also believe complementary methods can be a powerful addition to therapy and will soon offer sessions for reiki, meditation, and yoga, all of which are restful practice for mind, body, and soul. Another offering you might be interested in is the Mindfulness Group, a seven-week group focused on cultivating a mindfulness practice.
When I am not working, I spend most of my time with my pup, Blue. I like music and going to concerts, being outdoors, TV and podcasts, cooking, painting, and laughing with the people I love!