Better Quality of Life
Biography - "I have developed the passion to assist others in defining their personal goals, exploring ways to utilize their strengths and values, and empowering them to make positive change."
Over the past 20 years, I have developed the passion to assist others in defining their personal goals, exploring ways to utilize their strengths and values, and empowering them to make positive change. I often employ a mind/body/spirit philosophy of healing and integrate mindfulness, spirituality, and meditation within my practice, if desired by my clients. I also provide traditional counseling using attachment, Gestalt, family systems, and psychodynamic theories. I especially enjoy working with adults and adolescents 15 and older. I have focused my training and experience working with women’s issues, including domestic violence and issues surrounding power and control, co-occurring mental health and substance use issues, personality disorders, co-dependency, family response to addiction, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and issues related to conduct/behavior in adolescence.
I am licensed as both a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I enjoy combining knowledge from the fields of mental health and substance use recovery to provide an integrated approach to resolving concerns raised by my clients and their loved ones.
- Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University
- Master of Arts, Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College
State of Minnesota Licensure
LADC license # 301910
LPCC license # 2220
Areas of Focus
Abuse/Violence, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, 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, Depression/Mood Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Families, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, 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, Suicide