I believe in the strength and potential of every person. I have found that everyone I meet has the capacity to learn and grow. To that end, I have found that therapy is often about helping a person to overcome the obstacles that prevent them living a more fulfilling, connected, and meaningful life.
I graduated from Widener University, known in the field as a top school for the study of Human Sexuality, from the dual Masters program for Social Work and Human Sexuality. The focus of my studies was on clinical applications of both fields. I have since been working full time as a Psychotherapist, and while I find great value in my education, I also have found it true that every person I see has their own story to tell and that my listening first is always the best place to start. As a social worker, I strive always to be culturally competent and aware of the limitations of my viewpoint. I strive always to recognize that each individual is the expert of their own experience, and to collaborate in finding the best solution.
Having completed my masters degrees in 2016, I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since then, with my internships having primarily centered around clinical practice. My training and work with clients is adaptive to their needs, but I draw primarily from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am additionally certified in Biofeedback, and frequently draw from Feminist theory and Structural theory. No single modality predominates my practice, as no single clinical problem does, and I have found that each person requires an approach tailored to their needs.
I find that I work very well with sexual and gender minorities (such as LGBTQIAP, or people practicing kink or non-monogamy), as well as intellectual and religious minorities. I recognize that being a member of any given group typically highlights points of strength for a person, even if the cultural stigma is a source of stress.
I have particular expertise in working with issues of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sexual dysfunction, relationship dysfunctions, trauma, and attachment issues. I primarily work with individuals, couples, and poly systems.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of Illinois at UC, Champaign IL
Masters of Education in Human Sexuality, Widener University, Chester PA
Masters of Social Work, Widener University, Chester PA
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Identity & Body Image
Sexual Orientation Issues (Gay/Lesbian)
Sexually Diverse Clients (Kink/BDSM/Polyamory)
St. Louis Park, MN
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.
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