My focus for the past 19 years has always been mental health, although I have 15 years of experience with dual diagnosis treatment
(mental health and chemical use disorders). I have extensive experience working with diverse populations, and it is my personal goal to create a safe therapeutic environment for you regardless of your age, gender, race, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
``It all started with a bad trip to a therapist back when I was a kid...``
No, really, it did. As a teenager who “struggled,” as we all do, I asked myself what I really needed from a therapist. My answer was clear – empathy and a non-judgmental environment – and I have built my practice on these principles (a little humor doesn’t hurt either). Whether you are battling depression, struggling with addiction, going through a painful loss or need someone to “just listen,” my goal is to provide an environment where you feel valued and heard. Healing is a journey, and sometimes we all need someone to 11walk beside us11 to offer encouragement, support, and some objective – yet caring feedback. You have all the tools you need to achieve your goals for therapy; my role is to help you rediscover those tools and your own personal gift of insight.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
BA Psychology – University of Wisconsin Madison 1998
MSSW – School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin Madison 1999
Borderline Personality Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sexual Orientation Issues (Gay/Lesbian)
Sexually Diverse Clients (Kink/BDSM/Polyamory)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (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.