I have a bachelors and masters degree in Social Work. I spent several years studying under a psychologist before realizing I wanted to do some type of work in mental health. Social Work allows me to be a well-rounded individual able to provide the best services regardless of whatever needs you may have as I am a true generalist and adaptable to the needs of the individual.
I have extensive experience working with youth through geriatrics to include homeless, military, domestic violence survivors, and those incarcerated. Knowledge of various community behavioral concepts and traditions including Alaskan Natives. Excellent case management, outpatient, inpatient, individual and group counseling experience. Specialization in crisis interventions, substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and sex offender populations. Knowledge and use of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, solution focused and Motivational Interviewing.