As parents, it can be hard to ask for help when something is “off” with our child. Parents have the impossible task of raising kids in a world that is often harsh, unkind, and confusing. There can be judgement and criticism from those around us despite trying our best to raise a happy and healthy little human being. Well, I am glad you are here. I am a generalist psychologist but specialize in working with children of all ages, from the “littles” to transitional age youth. However, therapeutic work with children must also involve the important grown-ups that support children day in and day out. When families come to see me, they can expect authenticity, empathy, and compassion. Depending on the age of their child, parents and caregivers can also expect to be involved in the therapeutic process by collaboratively identifying needs, developing goals, and generating solutions to support not only their child, but the whole family. I utilize a variety of techniques in my practice, including CBT and play therapy, but I operate from an object relations lens. This means that I believe that relationships in childhood provide the “blueprint” for relationships in adulthood, and that the present and future are impacted, but not limited by, the past. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your family.
PsyD. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C.
M.A. St. Thomas University
B.S. North Dakota State University
CARE Counseling (Present)
Washburn Center for Children
Headway Emotional Health
Brakins Consulting and Psychological Services
University of Wisconsin-Stout Student Counseling Center
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.