I grew up as an “Army Brat” who went to three different high schools in three years, and am a first-generation college graduate. I draw upon my experiences of transitions, grief & loss, and identity exploration as a man of color in my clinical work with children and their families. I am trained in experiential play therapy and EMDR, but choose to take an interpersonal approach to lessen the stigma and worry that sometimes comes with starting a therapeutic relationship. Outside of work, I will most likely be spending time with my dog, Maya, and my cat, Cinnamon, playing video games, watching anime, or learning about cryptocurrencies and stocks.
I situate therapy as a tool, or resource, that children/adolescents and families can utilize to increase family interactions and connectedness.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
BA – American Studies and Psychology – Macalester College
MSW – Clinical Social Work and Health, Disability, and Aging – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Racial/ Ethnic Identity Issues
Adults to age 23
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Experiential Play Therapy
Our clinical team is diverse and in keeping with our vision this allows for choice. We merge personal background and experience, education, creativity, and passion into a professional vision: commitment to diversity in both theory and practice. We make every effort to assign clinicians with respect to a client’s and/or family’s therapeutic and cultural needs.
Think of us as your cheerleaders on the sidelines. You've seen it, the smile, the simple nod of the head. Small gestures that say: we understand, we are listening and we are here for you. That's who we are.