When bad days start to feel like bad weeks, know that you are not alone. I am here to help you move through emotions and experiences without getting “stuck” in repetitive cycles that are keeping you from being fully present from living your best life.
If you are struggling with maintaining routines or are finding that your routines have become too rigid, we can find ways to increase motivation for behavioral change, adjust to transitions, regulate emotions, and increase psychological flexibility through engaging in mindful action that aligns with your values.
If fear is getting in the way of living your authentic life, let’s create a plan to help practice skills that are needed and gain confidence to tackle the goals you have envisioned for yourself. By providing a safe environment built on trust, you can be yourself without judgment. Shame and stigma are very real and things you may want to process.
Some of the areas that I enjoy working with include obsessions and compulsions, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, social anxiety, parenting, and personal development. I work with children (ages 5+), adolescents, and adults for individual and family therapy. I enjoy a collaborative style while being flexible and utilizing evidence-based and creative approaches that are tailored to you/ your child’s needs.
I tend to take a more directive approach while providing support, encouragement, and motivation to work toward behavioral change. Specific modalities that I have been trained in include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT (ages 6-17), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response/ Ritual Prevention for OCD.
I am a Certified EX/RP Provider in Exposure and Response Ritual Prevention by the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxiety/ University of Pennsylvania and have an Autism Direct Support Certification through the Autism Society of Minnesota. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Board Approved Supervisor.
M.A – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
B.A – Augsburg University
CARE Counseling (Present)
Thad Wilderson & Associates
Perspectives Family Center
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.