I believe and am passionate about how important a relationship is in therapy. Everyone needs to be understood by themselves and often by another person, to make change. Healing starts with courage and wisdom, coming to therapy is a big step. Each person wants to be treated as an individual. I do my best to tailor treatment to best fit your needs. I also believe that therapy works best when it engages the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit to assist in reaching the best outcome. My goal is to assist each person, to move toward, being their own therapist.
I like to have humor in session because laughing is healing.
Over the past 20 years I have worked in a variety of settings, with a wide range of clients, with diverse backgrounds. I have special interest in but not limited to, PTSD and trauma work, with adults and children.
Also, grief and loss, anger management, chemical health, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, Borderline personality disorder, people whom have a difficult time with emotion regulation and couples work. My work draws on my training in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness.
Masters Degree from Saint Mary’s University
BS Iowa State University
Borderline Personality Disorder
Gay & Lesbian Issues
High Risk Behaviors
Identity & Body Image
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Serious And Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
St. Louis Park, MN
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Intensive Outpatient Program
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Trauma Focused CBT
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.