I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota, a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services and a Post-Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family from Saint Mary’s University. I belong to the following professional organizations: Minnesota Women in Psychology, Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I have experience working in inpatient and outpatient counseling situations as well as providing in-home therapy. I draw from a wide range of resources to assist my clients in the healing process. Some of these are: psychodynamic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), family systems theories, solution-focused therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and mindfulness. I am trained in Emotional Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize this with clients who request this or for whom I feel may benefit from it. I have a passion for the expressive arts and incorporate various art forms into my work. I enjoy integrating faith and spirituality into my work with clients who desire this.
In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with my two boys and husband as well as my family and friends. I enjoy walking, reading, biking, and yoga, as well as a variety of creative activities, such as drawing and painting.
My desire is to work with you to help you create a life that works for you. Every person and situation is unique. I feel fortunate to be a witness to the stories of clients. No experience is wasted. Each experience holds possibilities.
I specialize in working with the following concerns:
I understand that choosing a therapist can often feel overwhelming. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions or concerns.