Hello and welcome to Becoming Balanced! I’m so glad you are interested in learning more about our practice! I am the owner and President of Becoming Balanced. I am a clinical psychologist with specialized training in health psychology. I have my Bachelor’s of Science degree and Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology degree from North Dakota State University. Go Bison! I graduated with my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis upon completing a one-year internship in Salem, Virginia at the VA Hospital. I received my postdoctoral training at Sanford Health and worked as a Licensed Psychologist at Sanford Health for five years. I am licensed in both North Dakota and Minnesota.
I have specialized training in health psychology with a special interest in helping women who live with diabetes. I enjoy working with women who struggle with chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, grief, and difficult life transitions. Over the course of my career, the majority of my clinical work has been with women. Soon after beginning my clinical practice, it became apparent that women in this community are struggling to balance all their roles and obligations. With this, they often sacrifice their own health and well-being. I have been an advocate for self-care in women and am so grateful to have a practice focused solely on women’s health and wellness. I enjoy public speaking and giving presentations about self-care, stress management, and women’s mental health to various organizations so feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in this option!
I am not only a psychologist, but also a wife and a dog mom. My husband and I have a 24-acre hobby farm which includes chickens, turkeys, barn cats, and our pack of dogs so there is never a dull moment! I definitely do not have the work-life balance thing figured out and am always working on trying out new strategies to make it all work! In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, reading, working outside, canning, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.