“ I believe addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that affects the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of the individual and family. When we begin to focus on what we can change I believe it is possible to heal the past hurt caused by addiction.”
State of Utah Certified Case Manager
Currently working towards BS in Psychology and ASUDC
I grew up in Forest Grove, Oregon a small town outside of Portland, I spent most of my life there and the last 10 years here in Utah. I am an outdoor enthusiast, it has given me the opportunity to be more present and mindful. Nature has given me the gift of connection, it’s where I feel the most grounded. I look forward to sharing this with my clients. I love to backpack, bike tour, rock climb (indoor and outdoor), snowboard, hike, camp and have a daily practice of hot yoga.
In order to provide the most successful and effective treatment it’s vital to address all three categories; physical, emotional and spiritual through evidence-based practices. As a SUDC I will work with clients to set goals focused on these areas. The physical should be addressed through exercise, nutrition, medication, if it is in the best interest of the client and a focus of overall improved health and wellness. Treatment of the emotional, the mind, should include evidence-based practices of individual and group addiction therapy. Some of those practices include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and 12-step programs. Of course keeping in mind the needs of my clients, and choosing the method that will meet their needs best.