I believe that relationships are at the heart of change and that one’s life is a meaningful story. If you were to ask me how I would best describe the counseling experience, I would say it is inviting another to read your story with you. In doing so, you can gain perspective about past chapters, live mindfully in the present, and author redemptive chapters to come.
Having received my master’s degree from Colorado Christian University, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Iowa and have over 30 years of counseling experience. I currently focus my clinical work with adults and couples and offer a variety of group, workshop, and retreat opportunities. I am also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF), and have received extensive training in the research and work of Dr. Brené Brown. In addition, I served her organization as a part of her training and consultation teams for many years.
My greatest joy is being married to Kent and enjoying adventures with our adult sons and their families. I love traveling, cheering on the ISU Cyclones, and being in my kayak enjoying the solitude and beauty of nature. I’ll be a forever learner so I engage avidly with podcasts and books. My life is fortified by my relationships with family and friends, and I am delighted to know, and be known by God.