Clinical Training


Licensure                     Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), State of Iowa, #02299
& Credentials              Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) State of Colorado, #CSW-1726


Master of Social Work
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1997
Family-Centered Concentration

Bachelor of Arts,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1995


Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) 2000- present.   I have supervised several new play therapists and have presented at the state organization’s conferences.  I have served as a board member of the Iowa Association for Play Therapy since 1997 and have served as the president from 2006 to 2013.  More information about The Association for Play Therapy can be found at and


Certified EMDR Therapist.  I completed EMDR Levels 1 and 2 in 2003, as well as additional specialty training since then. I completed the requirements by the EMDRIA organization to gain the designation of Certified EMDR Therapist in 2012.  This credential also requires ongoing specific continuing education in EMDR to maintain.  More information on EMDR can be found at and

SoulCollage¬ģ Facilitator.¬†
I have been working with this medium for several years and gained the training in November 2011 to be granted the designation of facilitator.¬† This allows me to conduct official SoulCollage¬ģ workshops and activities with individuals, groups, and organizations.¬† See


Sandtray Therapist.  I have trained in the use of the sandtray in therapy since my play therapy training began in 1997.  I am currently engaged in expanding that training to gain certification in the use of sandtray as a therapeutic modality.  More information can be found at