City: Valley City, ND
Position on board (if applicable): Ethics Chair
Title/Workplace: Director of Counseling Services and Psychology Professor, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
License: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor- North Dakota; National Certified Counselor; North Dakota Certified Counselor Supervisor
Specialties: College age populations; relationships; successful transition from high school to college campuses; I serve as a supervisor for Master level graduate students from 3 area institutions of higher education.
Degree and School: PhD- Human Development- North Dakota State University; M.Ed. Counseling- North Dakota State University; M. Ed. Physical Education- University of North Dakota; BS- Health, Physical Education, Recreation and History Education- Jamestown College
Interests/Hobbies: Our family loves to camp and travel, I love to read, and attend sporting events. My husband and I are parents of 5 children and have a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. We enjoy spending time with our family.
What I like about NDMHCA: I love and appreciate the networking that we have among our members. I always know that support, collaboration, and professional input is only a phone call away. I enjoy working with the college population and serving as a supervisor allows me another avenue to stay abreast of current events and research. Each year I look forward to our NDCA Mid-winter conferences as well as our pre-conference sponsored by our NDMHCA. I value the opportunities that have been afforded to me to serve in many leadership roles in both NDMHCA and NDCA. I encourage any and all members to take the risk to step into a leadership role. I have gained a wealth of information and materials that not only are helpful in my counseling practice but also benefits me as a faculty member in the psychology department on our campus.
North Dakota Heart Gallery
The North Dakota Heart Gallery helps children and youth that are waiting for adoptive families to see themselves as they never have before. The North Dakota Heart Gallery features children from throughout the state. The Heart Gallery will travel to events and exhibitions in communities across North Dakota to recruit forever families.