My belief is that if we stay in the moment, work on ourselves and stay positive anything is possible. Through my own experiences with therapy, I have found this statement to be true. There are many skills that we can learn within therapy. I lean towards the humanistic and client-centered theories. In therapy, there are many discoveries, and this allows us to find the beauty within ourselves.
I received my undergraduate at Dixie State University in 2019 and I received two bachelor’s degrees. One is in the field of Science of Psychology and the other is in Fine Arts of Painting and Drawing. I also received my certificate in 2018 and licensed with the state of Utah in Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counseling (CASUDC) in 2020. I am currently in my last year of my master’s program for my Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMAC) degree. My master’s program is online with Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.
I have worked in many residential treatment centers as well as intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization as a therapist. I have also worked for Utah’s Fifth District Courts as a case manager here in Washington County.
In my time as an undergrad, I was also involved with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and served as president. I am also certified to teach Family to Family courses with NAMI. I also worked with the Women’s Resource Center on Dixie State University’s campus.
I originally grew up in northern Utah and moved to St. George in 2001. I have been married for 16 years and I have three beautiful children, one girl, and two boys. I have seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. I have two Shih Tzu puppies and I can honestly say that I love them as much as my children and grandchildren. I love to paint, draw, and travel. I was also fortunate enough to travel to Rome, Italy in 2018 to study abroad. I have to say though I love spending time with my family, serving others, and being a therapist.
I have known since I was a small child, I was meant to help others discover who they really are. One of my favorite quotes is: “The key to happiness is believing in yourself, nothing changes if nothing changes.”