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Depression, Anxiety & Stress: Life is too short to ask yourself “What if”. It is easy to find ourselves wrestling with the disconnection of former or current relationships in our lives. Perhaps you are finding yourself stuck spinning in the hamster wheel of "What ifs" in your head. Unfortunately, these thoughts are where we can find some of our greatest discomfort in our day to day. C.S Lewis once said, "You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” With my help, you can unpack your beginning and create the kind of change where you say “Damn, this feels good! I think I like where this is headed!"


Being a teenager can sometimes feel like you are juggling in front of a crowd.  One move and it can feel like the stress of life can come toppling down in an instance. From anxiety, self-esteem, expectations, body image, friend conflict and more- It is my hope to help you create boundaries and feel like you can both process and balance everything that is happening in your life.


“Toys are the children’s words, and play is their language”
- Gary Landreth
I work with children ages 5 and up who are experiencing anxiety, aggression, acting out, emotional stress, depression, trauma and so much more! I have received training in both Conscious Discipline as well as a certificate in Play Therapy.  Throughout play, children are able to recognize and express their feelings, communicate better, build confidence and develop problem solving skills. 


You do not have to be in a place of crisis to utilize family therapy.  Regardless of your situation, family therapy can be helpful.  It can help you identify behavioral patterns, family functioning and how the entire system is either working or perhaps not working well together. Together, we can explore how your individual emotions, responses, thoughts and behaviors contribute to your family and its functioning.  




I am an Ag Aware provider for Kansas Ag Stress.  Growing up in a farming family and community, I am familiar with the stressors that are specific to farmers and their families.  Whether it be the stressors of long hours, uncertainty of grain or livestock prices, or just the frustrations of Mother Nature, there are a lot of unknowns and that can be scary.  Because I recognize the uncertainty of hours, I offer both teletherapy services and flexible night and weekend appointments as well. 


Managing chronic illness is much like working a job.  Except that job is 24 hours, your boss is absolutely relentless, and somedays it just feels like the whole damn building is on fire.  Many can find it hard to understand unless they’ve been there themselves.  While I may never understand your experience with chronic illness, I do understand a similar one.  I have been living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for the past 24 years and my husband is a Type 1 Diabetic.  Both living with and experiencing firsthand a different chronic illness, has allowed me to better understand the highs and lows (both figuratively and literally) that come with living with a chronic illness.

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