*Now taking clients for telehealth appointments from all over the state of Minnesota*
I believe a healthy therapeutic relationship – where trust can be built, and hope can be formed – is an important part of healing. My own faith in God has helped me through my own challenges and has driven me to pursue my passion for helping others with their mental health.
I have worked in a substance use program and enjoyed working with recovering addicts as they make the transition back to their lives. My real passion is in working with individuals with anxiety-based illnesses. I work with adults and teenagers (ages 15 to 85) who struggle with anxiety related disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and substance use. I find joy in working with a variety of people and learning more about various life experiences.
Sometimes a little knowledge can provide clients with surprisingly large insights about their own situation. I take a holistic approach to counseling and consider all aspects of your problem including social issues, spirituality, history of mental health, and current symptoms. The distress you are feeling at this moment does not last forever and the ability to return to a higher functioning life is possible again.
Education & Experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have a bachelor’s in teaching degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler Graduate School. I specialize in Adlerian counseling, Systematic Desensitization, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). I have also just finished becoming trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is a beneficial, non-invasive, treatment for intrusive thoughts, trauma, and stubborn/difficult memories.
I have experience working with the following concerns: