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 have experience in inpatient and outpatient mental health, residential mental health and substance abuse treatment, and corrections.
I primarily work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. 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 work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
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)
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.