I am providing, for individuals and communities, the opportunity to experience as much as I can provide them, from the sum of my experience and training, to be used to aid them in any way they wish to succeed.
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Clinical Therapist. Four Oaks PMIC
May 2017 - present
Conduct individual psychotherapy for clients and families in a residential Psychiatric Mental Institute for Children (PMIC) setting and provide clinical leadership in treatment planning and execution in the milieu.
School Counseling Intern. Hansen Elem.
Aug. 2016 - May 2017
Provide counseling, support, and resources to students and staff in individual and group settings. Teach inter- and intra-personal skills in the classroom setting on topics such as coping skills, distress tolerance, assertive communication, and self-esteem building. Create materials and pedagogical contributions for the implementation of trauma sensitive practices in the school environment
Instructor. Expressions Dance Studio
April 2015 - present
Train students, of a wide age range, in several genres of dance, vocal music, and instrumental study.
BHIS Provider. Counseling & Family Centered Services
May 2014 - May 2016
Vocal Music Instructor. Turkey Valley Comm. School
Aug 2011 - May 2014
License & Training
Licensed Masters of Social Work
K-8/7-12 Standard Teaching, IA
Trauma Informed Care
Adlerian Play Therapy
Attachment Focused Family Tx.
LGBTQ Affirmative Counseling
Art in Therapy
Ntl Assoc. of Social Workers
Clinical Social Workers Assoc.
American Counseling Assoc.
American Psychological Assoc.
Assoc. for Play Therapy
University of Northern Iowa. Masters of Social Work
2015 - 2017
Trauma Informed Practice. 4.00
Effectiveness of expressive arts therapy interventions in reducing youth suicide in rural communities.
Wartburg College. Bachelors of Music Education
2007 - 2011