My Approach to Helping
I served my country in the Army for 20 years, and was able to see much of the world during my service. During my tour of duty, I was able to stop smoking 3 packs of cigarettes, while simultaneously kicking my habit of drinking 12 cans of beer daily. 26 years later, I live a sober and cigarette free life. I currently live 30 miles away from the Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.
I received a bachelor's degree 2005, in physical education and health. I subsequently worked as an alternative education educator an addictions counselor for 10 years. Wanting more out of life, I returned to school and received my master's degree in Social Work in 2014. Currently, I work at the VA helping with veterans with PTSD, addictions, anxiety, depression.
I have been trained in several evidence-based approaches: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We will develop a treatment plan together in a learning style that best suits you.