True North Counseling and Consultation, LLC
Adults, Couples, Adolescents, Children, Families, and Organizations
I received my Master’s Degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University—Bozeman, which has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). My degree is specific to counseling and emphasized marriage and family therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alaska and Montana and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I have experience and training working with a variety of issues such as marital/couples concerns, parenting skills, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, oppositional/defiant behaviors, attachment issues, life transitions (marriage, divorce, blended families, young/old adulthood, children leaving home), grief and loss (including pet loss), domestic violence, sexual/physical abuse, PTSD, substance abuse/dependency issues and sexuality/gender issues. I have provided treatment within community mental health, residential treatment, and adolescent wilderness therapy programs that heavily emphasized family involvement. I have been working with people in a therapeutic environment since the year 2000.
I believe in people's ability to heal and find direction in life that fits for them. I have seen this accomplished when people are provided guidance that emphasizes the postive and encourages active involvement in the process of therapy. Each of us has a story that needs to be heard and I feel honored to be a part of hearing these stories. Helping individuals and families gain self-empowerment through owning and respecting the many paths we travel in this life is truly rewarding for me.
One of my favorite things to do is hiking in the woods with my dogs and husband. I especially enjoy sitting on our cabin porch on Kupreanof--it is my real life "happy place" and I feel lucky to have it.