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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Title & Program: Outpatient Therapist & Diagnostic Assessor/Evaluator – Located at the Main Building (Virginia)

Credentials: MS (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Specialty Training: MI/CD, SPMI/SMI, CBT, Trauma Informed Care, Person-Centered Tx & Planning, Crisis Intervention, Co-Occurring Disorders, Suicide Assessment.

Clinical Interests: SPMI/SMI, MI/CD, CD, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders /// Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Perspective, Crisis Intervention.

Education: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of MN-Twin Cities; Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Chemical Dependency and Human Services from Mesabi Range-Virginia; and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.

Hobbies: Four-wheeling, motorcycle trips, traveling, hiking and snowshoeing/being in the Outdoors, arts/crafts and jewelry making.

When did you join RMHC? March 2023, as an outpatient therapist. Previously, I worked for RMHC at the Wellstone Crisis Center and Mobile Crisis. Also, I completed my internship for my LADC years ago at Range Treatment Center. From 2013 to March 2023, I worked for the Arrowhead Treatment Center (2015-2023 contracted to the Mesabi ACT Team, which is a collaboration between HDC, Arrowhead Center, RMHC and St. Louis County).

Why do you work at RMHC? RMHC’s mission and values closely align with my own. RMHC strives to be a leading provider in the community and provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of those in our surrounding communities. RMHC exhibits a work culture/atmosphere that promotes support, growth, and positive change. RMHC exhibits a sense of open-mindedness and provides inclusive services to community members, while also promoting both the personal and professional development/growth of its employees.

What should clients know about you? I believe that learning and skill-building is a lifelong process and believe that every individual has the capacity to grow and make positive and healthy changes in their lives.

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