Better Quality of Life
Biography - "I enjoy the collaborative process, assisting individuals to begin or continue the process of change and acceptance."
It has been a pleasure for me to work in the field of mental health for nearly twenty years. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist individuals who struggle with relationship issues that have been made difficult by unwanted behaviors, emotions, and thoughts.
I enjoy the collaborative process between client and therapist, assisting individuals to learn how to communicate with others, regulate emotions, and tolerate stressful situations without making them worse.
I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, spirituality, addiction and recovery, LGBTQIA issues, stress management, women’s issues, grief, and transitions.
My approach is to assist individuals to begin or continue the process of change and acceptance. I have also co-facilitated DBT Skills groups and a Shame and Resilience group for women.
- Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of Winona; Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Pastoral Ministry Certificate, St. Catherine University
- Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy through Behavioral Tech
- Member of American Counseling Association; Minnesota Counseling Association
State of Minnesota Licensure
LPCC Licensure #265
Areas of Focus
Alcoholism/Chemical Addiction/Recovery, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Depression/Mood Disorders, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ/Gender Issues, PTSD/Trauma