I believe that it takes courage and strength to move toward healing, and as a therapist, it is my privilege to witness adolescents, adults, and families engage in this difficult and rewarding work. Life transitions and unexpected events can cause pain and suffering. I believe in the capacity we all hold to make space for grief, sadness, confusion, and fear, and to embrace our wholeness in the midst of that journey. In my practice as a therapist, I believe the relationship supports acceptance of the self and stepping into a more authentic, present life. I work collaboratively to develop goals that support clients’ values and work with clients to shift into a more meaningful life balance. I provide a safe, supportive environment that honors my belief that clients know themselves best.
I use evidence-based practices to explore a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, identity exploration, trauma, and significant life transitions. I also have specialized training in working with individuals facing disordered eating and with young adults making the transition to college.
I value a person-centered approach to therapy based on compassion, empathy, and non-judgments towards my clients, and believe these are necessary elements in the path toward healing and resilience. I believe each individual is unique and deserving of an individualized therapeutic approach, and it is my goal to provide a supportive space and treatment plan that holds the importance and fullness of each client’s story.
Psy.D. – University of St. Thomas
M.A. – University of St. Thomas
B.A – Gustavus Adolphus College
CARE Counseling (Present)
The Emily Program (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Counseling Center, University of Maine (Doctoral Internship)
Student Counseling Services, University of Minnesota
Fischler and Associates
Counseling and Psychological Services, University of St. Thomas
The Bridge for Youth
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.