I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and co-owner of Mindful Connections, LLC, who has over 16 years of professional experience in the field of counseling. I am passionate about helping others, I offer services to members of the LGBTQ+ community, adults, couples, and adolescents. I have a personal special interest and experience working with first responders, including: police, fire, EMS, nursing, social work, correctional, and advanced practitioners. I believe in processing the effects of the work environment these individuals experience to be critical in achieving and maintaining wellness.
I have spent the past eight years specializing in the impacts of trauma on one’s overall health. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which focuses on one’s ability to process difficult events, I offer treatment options for those suffering from depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and various personality disorders. I am also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which focuses on skills acquisition for those struggling with emotion regulation. This form of treatment is offered in both the individual and group setting.
Prior to opening Mindful Connections, LLC, in 2022, I spent much of my career offering therapeutic services to incarcerated men within the WI Department of Corrections. During my tenure, I helped create and implement several educational and therapeutic programs.
I am honored to be collaborating with CC We Adapt as a Clinical Supervisor.