Alaina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science awarded by North Dakota State University, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Minot State University. Alaina has her Master’s degree in Social Work through the University of Southern California; holding a license to practice in both Minnesota and North Dakota.
Alaina has worked extensively with transition age individuals (18-24), as well as with children, adolescents, and their families. She has experience working with many individuals with developmental disabilities, those identifying as LGBTQ+, and people with many diverse experiences and backgrounds. Alaina over the past few years has been working at the inpatient level of care providing crisis stabilization for children and their families in a trauma-focused and person-centered manner.
She prefers to utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as a treatment modality, with a solution focused lens within the child and adolescent population; however, she holds many additional training accreditations for therapeutic intervention. Alaina’s areas of interest in mental health include and is not limited to trauma rehabilitation, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, anxiety, depression, dissociation, oppositional defiance disorder, mood and emotional dysregulation, in addition to attachment related issues. She is excited to continue to work with children and adolescents providing therapeutic processing and tools for them to achieve their best quality of life.