Dr. Naslund grew up in rural Minnesota. She graduated with her B.A.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and her M.A. in Community Mental Heath Counseling and Ph.D. in Human Development with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervisions from North Dakota State University. She has taught undergraduate, master, specialist and residency level courses at universities and training facilities via traditional on campus class and online learning environments. She has experience working within the mental health, human service and disability fields as a researcher, consultant, grant writer and counselor. She has a strong passion for the education and support of helping professionals.She strongly believes that the field of counseling brings a unique client-cenetered perspective that is both an asset and necessity when working with people.