I am a Marriage and Family Therapist practicing independently with the Cedar Rapids Relationship Center. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Simpson College and my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University. Throughout my studies and work within the human services and corporate worlds, it became clear to me that relationships impact every aspect of our lives.
Over the last few years I have been practicing in a local agency with a variety of populations. My interest has always been in working with adults and couples on an array of concerns. During this time I realized that I had an interest in working with couples and adults to address relationship and sexual concerns. With this in mind I have participated in a number of trainings focused around couple’s therapy and sex therapy and currently am working under the supervision of a Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor through AASECT. This work is challenging for many, but I have seen the lives of clients transformed by building their autonomy and strengthening their sexual self while also exploring with their partners. I work with a variety of concerns and couples, as well as traditional and non-traditional relationships. In session, I use humor and sincerity to build safe environments to explore sensitive subjects. I am also known to be able to sit with intense and difficult topics.
In addition to my work, I love to do amateur photography, hike and kayak, and spend time with family. I am also an avid reader and love to binge on Netflix (I am always open to suggestions!) I look forward to meeting with you!