Have you ever found yourself wondering, what do I do next? So stuck in your patterns of thinking and behaviors, that you cannot conceive of doing something different, though you know that you need to? And want to? Have you had that moment, where you know things need to change, and you want them to, but you don’t quite know where to start? And even starting seems too daunting of a task?
This is where we come in. This is where we can help. And this is the place I love to be with my clients – figuring out what to do next, and how to do it.
I have been blessed to receive my Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work, with a minor in Dance Performance from Weber State University. I then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. My goal, since I was an undergrad, was to obtain as wide a variety of experience in the field as I could. Due to that, I have had the opportunity to work at a domestic violence shelter on their crisis line; with children and youth in grief; on an outpatient mental health team geared towards giving the severely and persistently mentally ill population the best chances of living, and succeeding in the community as much as possible. I then went on to work at the Utah State Prison on the men’s forensic unit, at the county crisis shelter for adolescents, and my latest adventure, at a wilderness survival based therapy program for teens.
I also LOVE to travel! It is what I live to do, and find myself so joyful in those moments. Because of that, I have had the opportunity to live in Denmark, and travel all over Scandinavia, seeing more real life, fairy tale castles than I could imagine! More recently, I lived in Taiwan and worked as an English teacher, and traveled to other countries in Southeast Asia. I fully enjoy road trips, and stopping and seeing things across our beautiful nation that I wouldn’t otherwise.
As much as I love traveling, I love social work even more. I love helping people, and seeing them light up for the first time in a long while. I get the greatest personal fulfillment when someone that I am working with sees that they can have a better life, a different life, and takes control of that life. I enjoy challenging people’s views on their world, and helping them to see how their world could be different, if they changed just a few aspects of their thoughts and behaviors. I fully believe that when working with clients, their entire life needs to be considered. I work from a person-in-environment perspective, or a full bio-psycho-social-spiritual context. People are important, their lives are important, and I desire to do my best to assist my clients in creating the best life for themselves that they possibly can!