About Me


I am a licensed certified social worker credentialed to provide behavioral health counseling in South Dakota. I am also credentialed to provide counseling, independent of an agency. Therefore my company name is Dakota Hills Counseling Inc. I have been a counselor for youth, couples and families for over 25 years. I have worked with blended families, foster and adoptive families, those with challenging children. I have worked with all types of couples and if they are motivated counseling can help improve the relationship. 

I am originally from Minnesota, graduated from a private college with a Bachelor of Arts degree near St. Cloud, Minnesota. I worked in a residential treatment center for teens before attending graduate school in Social Work at the University of Minnesota. I met my husband in graduate school and we moved to Rapid City, South Dakota after we graduated and were married. We are the parents of two adult children. 

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