After living my entire life in southwest Missouri, I came to Mitchell in 2010 for an internship and never left. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri State University and my Master’s Degree from the School of Psychology at Forest Institute where I also completed all classes and requirements for a doctorate in clinical psychology with the exception of my dissertation.

I am a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and am a Certified Trauma Professional. I often include Expressive Arts Therapy techniques in therapy including visual arts, and music. I am also interested in how the brain initiates and responds to mental health symptoms and mental health treatments.