First, congratulations on your interest in therapy. It can be a difficult decision to decide to reach out to someone for help, even a professional. It can also be very powerful to have someone actually listen to and hear what you have to say. No judgment, no trying to one-up, no saying ‘just get over it’. I take a person-centered approach in my work meaning that I tailor sessions based on what you want to address and help you find ways to cope that are most advantageous for you. We need to care for our mind the same way we do our body. Similar to any workout, it isn’t always easy and you might not see results right away, but taking care of yourself is worth it. No one can do it for you, and no one can take it from you.
Rather than weights and treadmills (although those are also recommended!), I use cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solutions-focused and strengths-based therapy, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness to help you learn ways to shift perspectives, manage difficult emotions, and increase your overall resilience.
I earned my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In my free time, you can find me traveling or running and cuddling with my two large dogs.
M.S. – Minnesota State University, Mankato
B.A.S. University of Minnesota Duluth
B.A. – University of Minnesota Duluth
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In network with
CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:
BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
MHCP – MA
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!