I am a Pre-Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (PLCPC) with a Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. As a native Montanan, I attended Montana State University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2018. For three years during undergraduate and graduate school, I worked as a neurofeedback technician at the nCenter, providing neurofeedback and quantitative Electroencephalagram (qEEG) services for all ages, from three to senior citizens. This experience gave me opportunity to be with others in a professional setting, learning to consider each person’s needs whether it was a need to be comforted or a need to find their voice in relation to their experience in our clinic.
In 2020, I moved to Great Falls, Montana to complete my internship at Benefis Hospital, and I graduated with my Masters in 2021. During this internship, I worked with adults who were experiencing co-occurring disorders including drug and alcohol addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. This provided me the opportunity to reflect on how one’s experience is truly personal.
I am excited to be back in Bozeman at the nCenter as a PLCPC working with children, teens, and adults from a variety of backgrounds. I am interested in learning about each individual I see because my personal aim is to aid clients in reaching their full potential. I believe this can be achieved with a mutual and holistic understanding of each client, specifically within one’s social world and through the lens of one’s past. For me, counseling is a collaborative process, and I have respect for each individual’s autonomy throughout the process. To find meaning, even in the middle of suffering, to heal past or current events, and to develop coping skills can all lead to a deeper understanding of oneself, which is a never ending process.