I strongly believe that there must be a good therapeutic relationship between therapist and client for any positive changes to occur. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and helping them discover what a healthy life looks like. I encourage my clients to overcome obstacles by making healthy lifestyle changes, practicing self-care, and challenging unhealthy thought patterns.
I primarily work with adolescents, adults, and couples. I am a retired police officer and have a passion for working with law enforcement and other first responders. My other special interests include mood disorders, personality disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. I have experience in inpatient mental health, residential mental health and substance abuse treatment, and corrections.
Master of Arts: Counseling and Psychological Services – 2010
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate: Law Enforcement – 1995
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance – 1993
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Identity & Body Image
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Serious And Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
Sexual Orientation Issues (Gay/Lesbian)
Sexually Diverse Clients (Kink/BDSM/Polyamory)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
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.