About Me

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My Professional Experience

My counseling and psychotherapy practice has grown from the roots of a 34- year career in public education. My experiences include 24 years in the classroom as a Spanish teacher (K-12), and a decade working as a high school Counselor. I also have 15 years of experience in coaching sports.

I have counseled diverse populations and cultures, and have extensive knowledge and practice in working with students who receive special education services. 

In addition, I have personal insight into the unique demands of military families as the mother of both an active duty soldier and a combat veteran.

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Education & Licensure

Education

Creighton University: Master of Science (Secondary Counseling)

University of NE-Lincoln: Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction)

University of Missouri- Kansas City (BA- Secondary Education)


Licenses/Certificates

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)

Nebraska Educator Certificate 

Missouri Lifetime Educator Certificate


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Specialized Training

Brainspotting Phase I & II

QPR Certified Instructor (Suicide Prevention)

Crisis and Grief Response (District team leader Crisis Response)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Understanding and Screening for Trauma in Children (Project Harmony)

Non-Medicinal Approaches to Challenging, Oppositional, Defiant and Disruptive Children

Clinician's Training to Working With First Responders