Welcome to Becoming Balanced; I am glad you are here! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through North Dakota and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker (LICSW) through Minnesota providing therapy services here at Becoming Balanced, and am also the Co-founder. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field in the Fargo-Moorhead area, including in the hospital, outpatient/clinic, and community settings. I have completed a certificate training in Peri-natal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. My clinical work over the past several years has focused primarily on Women’s Health, particularly working with peri-natal and postpartum mental health, infertility and pregnancy/infant loss.
After becoming a mom, I realized how challenging it can be to find the balance in life, which is so important for all moms! Additionally, I have experience working with individuals with chronic medical conditions, including adjusting to a new chronic condition. I have experience working in the medical setting, as I worked several years with primary care mental health integration. My approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a lot of emphasis on self-care and mindfulness. I am also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. I really strive to help individuals find their strengths, and grow in those areas. I work to meet you where you are at and provide a safe therapy space to heal, grow, and find balance.
In addition to my social worker and therapist identity, I am also a wife to the most supportive husband, a household manager, and mom of 3 amazing children. I am constantly working to find and keep balance in our lives! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, attending my children’s numerous activities and sporting events, cooking, golfing, binging Netflix and Prime shows, napping, and exercising.