I grew up on a small family farm and was raised in a rural Wisconsin community. I moved to Madison to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1994. I completed two internships as part of my education. At my first internship I provided intensive services to people with mental illnesses. At my final internship I provided psychotherapy to veterans and their families at the Veterans Administration hospital in Madison, WI.

After several years of providing case management and psychotherapy services at county and state agencies, I opened my private practice in 2003 and eventually became a partner at Moontree Psychotherapy Center. Our clinic has served the Madison area since 1975 and continues to provide holistic mental health services. If you’re curious, you can read more about my areas of expertise.