Skie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and co-founder of Healing Path Counseling & Wellness. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1998, with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.
She found her passion working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence while still in college. Additionally, Skie enjoys working with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues, such as mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, issues related to adolescence, and crisis intervention. Skie can also work with families and groups. She is trained in EMDR and CISM to work effectively with these populations. By the end of November 2020, she will have completed the initial training to provide ARTherapy (ART) techniques.
Skie practiced in various Human Services roles while residing in Nebraska for approximately 12 years. She and her family then moved to Minnesota, and have lived here for the past 7 years.
Skie is married and has two teenage boys who keep her very busy watching baseball games all Spring and Summer! She also enjoys their family pets, consisting of both cats and dogs.
Skie has always wanted to incorporate therapy animals in her practice, especially when working on trauma issues. Dogs have a natural ability to sense the needs of people around them, and their involvement in therapy can assist healing to occur at a quicker pace because of their unconditional positive regard for humans.
Koda is a Havanese/Maltese mix. He joined Skie’s family on a Sunday in mid-June, and began coming to work with Skie the very next day! Koda loves to be held, and he might even fall asleep on your lap when he gets comfy. He is currently learning basic skills such as house training and walking on a leash. He is also trying to learn that he does not need to bark at people when he wants their attention. Koda hopes to be attending basic obedience training soon, and then continue on his journey to becoming a certified therapy dog. Koda and Ray became friends instantly, and he is always excited when his friend is in the office. Even though he is still a puppy, Koda is already making a positive impact with clients.