Life can be a mixture of joy and pain, hope and discouragement, and we all can benefit from an experience of receiving support in an encouraging and non-judgmental environment as we navigate life’s paths. I attempt to create and maintain this type of environment in therapy and feel privileged to work with the individuals, couples, and families that choose to participate with me in counseling.
I have been working in the field of human services for over a decade in a variety of capacities including school-based therapy, pastoral ministry, higher education, and the field of marriage and family therapy. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults in individual, couple, and family therapy settings. I feel comfortable working with individuals and families facing a myriad of challenges including life transitions, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, premarital, marital and parenting work, family stressors; history of trauma, compulsions and addictions, and sexual health and well-being to name a few. I strive to be a culturally and spiritually sensitive therapist and have a deep interest in the physical, spiritual, and mental well-being of the clients I work with in therapy.
I received both my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and Master’s of Divinity degrees from Bethel University in St. Paul after completing a degree in Exercise Physiology at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I am a certified narrative therapist and licensed with the board of Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Minnesota.