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CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

I currently see in-person and teletherapy clients at Prism Therapy Group under clinical supervisor Jess Pladsen, LMFT #000397. 

Previously, I served as Associate Clinic Director, therapist, and group facilitator at the University of Iowa's LGBTQ Counseling Clinic and have provided individual, couples, family, and group services at other clinics and organizations, such as the Survival House Domestic Violence Shelter.

  I also facilitate a weekly virtual LGBTQ+ Support Group through the University of Iowa under clinical supervisor Jacob Priest, LMFT #072434.

2024

Doctor of Philosophy

In Progress 

Anticipated 

Ph.D. Couple & Family Therapy

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Comprehensive Exam PASSED 12/2022

Dissertation (in progress): Trans Inclusive and Trans Competent Clinical Intake: Paperwork Development & Best Practices

Chair: Dr. Jacob B. Priest

2024

Master of Arts

In Progress 

Anticipated 

M.A. Educational Measurement & Statistics

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Thesis (in progress): Evidence for Validation of Modified LGBT Minority Stress Scale Among US BIPOC LGBTQ+ Population

Chair: Dr. Lesa Hoffman

2020

Master of Science

M.S. Human Development & Family Science

Focus: Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Thesis: A Narrative Inquiry into Trans and Gender Variant Identities and Adverse Stress Experiences

Chair: Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein

2018

Bachelor of Arts

B.A. Psychology

Minors: Anthropology, Sociology, Women’s Studies

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

FREE LGTBQ+ VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP

I facilitate a FREE Zoom-based, queer-centered virtual support group for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families- including LGBTQ+ individuals who are parents and parents who have LGBTQ+ kids. You can join the FREE LGBTQ+ Virtual Support Group on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:30 PM CST.

CREDENTIALS

July 2022 - July 2025

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Marital and Family Therapist Temporary License

Board of Behavioral Science, IDPH/Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health

May 2019 - May 2026

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

International Association of Trauma Professionals, Evergreen Certifications

CCTP

May 2019 - May 2026

CFTP

Certified Family Trauma Professional

International Association of Trauma Professionals, Evergreen Certifications

January 2023 — Present

Supervisor Candidate

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

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