Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy
Couples and Marriage Counseling
Who is therapy for? All of us have times when our problems seem to overwhelm us, affecting relationships at home and at work, our friendships, and our love relationships. Are you feeling irritable, having difficulty sleeping or focusing, experiencing mood swings or angry outbursts? You may experience intense and disturbing recurring memories. Or you may find you are avoiding places, people, or events. These things keep us from living the kind of rewarding life we really want; they keep us from thriving. My goal is to help you feel better by helping you find your own path to your thriving life and learning tools that will help you navigate your path.
What is therapy like? At first, we will be getting to know each other and building trust. We will set your goals together. It is very common for people to not know what their goals are – they just know they don’t want THIS! I can help you untangle what it is you don't want so that you can find what you do want. We will work together toward your goals in every session. I will bring my compassion, courage, patience, and curiosity and I will encourage you to bring yours.
“Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.”
How do I find the right therapist? I encourage people to consider the "fit" of a therapist. Not every therapist is right for every person. When you are first talking with a therapist, pay attention to how you feel. Do you feel some connection, even if you are also feeling uncomfortable, scared, or awkward? Does the therapist have the training, experience, and empathy to help you with your concerns?
It is my practice to meet with new people for a free consultation session. We can begin to get to know each other; I can share about how I practice and you can share more about your situation. We can decide if we have a good fit.
I see clients Monday through Thursday for morning, afternoon, and evening meetings. I also see clients on Friday afternoons.
My session fee is $125 per hour; sessions are one hour long and payment is due at the time of the meeting. I use Stripe for secure processing of credit or debit cards, including FSA and HSA cards.
I do not accept insurance. Some clients use their Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account to pay for their sessions. Other clients utilize their out-of-network benefits of their insurance. A superbill can be provided if you want to seek insurance reimbursement.
Methods of Treatment
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Adaptive Reorientation Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in MN
Master of Arts in Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counseling from Adler Graduate School
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
Board Member, Adler Academy of Minnesota
EMDR training (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
IFS training (Internal Family Systems)
Trauma-focused CBT training (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)
MBSR training (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
Yoga and t'ai chi training