I am excited, honored, and humbled to join Hackley Community Care as a Mental Health Care Team member. My treating philosophy and mission are to provide a compassionately curious people-centric cooperative coaching relationship with clients using motivational interviewing, contingency management, neuromental sequencing, and Planned Behavior Theory, to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining meaningful lives as they self-actualize the potential to become fulfilled, contributing members of society through the power of individual choice from a total system learning theory integration perspective.
I am a native of Muskegon and a proud graduate of Muskegon High School. In 2023, I graduated from the University of North Dakota with Magna Cum Laude honors and earned a Master’s of Social Work, previously attended Baker College (Board of Regent Scholar and President’s scholarship recipient), and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a double major in Human Services and Human Resource Management with Cum Laude honors.
My Master’s thesis, “Ace’s aren’t always a winning hand” (a brief umbrella review on A system’s approach to assisting clients who have experienced Parentification and Adverse Childhood Experiences) was published internationally in May 2023. Since, it has been in the top 6% of academic work published and downloaded in 2023 on ResearchGate, and has been read/endorsed by multiple subject matter experts in the field including Serife Ozbiler, Lisa M. Hooper, Judyta Borchet, Sara Tomek, and Arielle R Deutsch of the Avera Research Institute, and Adrian Coxell of St. Andrew’s Healthcare and cited over 250 times worldwide; the work created a community-based total system of care method on the integration of care, intersectionality, and examined the benefits/negative effects of parentification, and Adverse Childhood Experiences on the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment outcomes as a function of diversity.
My professional experience has been in the fields of Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Child Welfare in crisis intervention and maltreatment, residential involuntary treatment, equine-assisted psychotherapy with a solution-focused behaviorism outlook (EAGALA Model of Psychotherapy), Emergency Care for Admissions and Assessments, as well as program design and administration in ASAM 2.5 Partial Hospitalization Program Management.