Better Quality of Life
Biography - "I am a therapist who believes in empowering clients to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones that will enable them to achieve their goals and make positive changes."
I believe that creating a therapeutic relationship of trust and safety is a cornerstone of building the framework that enables clients to achieve their goals. I strive to work collaboratively with clients in a manner that empowers one to identify existing strengths and discover new ways to approach challenges and move toward improved mental health and wellness.
My areas of specialty and focus include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, attachment, chemical dependency/substance use disorder issues, senior issues, athletic performance, and work performance concerns. My focus is on working with adults (individual and couples) and adolescents (15+). I utilize evidenced-based approaches that include CBT, MI, ACT, elements of DBT and other interventions (including meditation and mindfulness) – recognizing that each client is unique and deserving of an individualized approach.
- Master of Arts - Advanced Practice: Hazelden Graduate School
- Master of Arts - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
- Bachelor of Arts - Loyola University (New Orleans)
- Adjunct Faculty - Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
State of Minnesota Licensure
LPCC licensure #2009
LADC licensure #304394
Areas of Focus
Abuse/Violence, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, ADHD/Learning Disorders, Adoption, Adolescents/Teens, Alcoholism/Chemical Addiction/Recovery, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Children of Alcoholics, Chronic Disease/Pain/Terminal Illness, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Debriefing, Depression/Mood Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Families, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Grief/Loss, Incarceration/Re-entry, Infertility/Abortion Recovery, LGBTQ/Gender Issues, Men's/Women's Issues, Military/Vets/Deployment, Pornography, Pregnancy/Post-Partum Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Rape/Sexual Abuse/Prostitution, Step Families