Personal Statement: I find great worth and value in working with children and families. I feel that each person has talents, characteristics, and qualities that make them important and special and beautiful. I believe that my own gifts allow me to easily and quickly see the strength and beauty in others. Every person deserves to have someone who can see them for who they really are and who they are meant to be – someone to believe in them, connect with them, and sit with them in their struggles and successes. I want to be that person for the children and families I serve. It is my hope that each person who walks into my space can leave knowing that they are beautiful and worthy and filled to the brim with greatness and potential.
Fun Facts about You: Most of my free time is spent chasing my two boys. We love reading, snuggling, running, jumping, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. I love drinking giant coffees and making lists. On the rare occasion when both of my boys are sleeping, I love to binge watching anything on Bravo.
Why did you choose Tanager Place? I chose Tanager Place long ago, when I was attending Coe College for my undergraduate degree. I fell in love with the agency, as I truly saw the mission being fulfilled and lived out each day. Some of the most amazing people walk through these doors every day, and I am so grateful to work alongside them.
Therapeutic Style: EMDR, Narrative, Adlerian
Education: Undergraduate Degree from Coe College – BA in Psychology and Philosophy; St. Ambrose University, Masters of Social Work
Additional Certifications/Trainings: CTP