I am a dual licensed therapist who is passionate about meeting clients where they are at and providing a nonjudgmental environment for each unique individual to be heard. I strive to build a supportive, affirming, and collaborative therapeutic alliance to empower clients to uncover their own authenticity, work toward goals, and instill hope.
Making the choice to start therapy is not an easy task and requires a lot of courage to ask for help. We all are trying to do the best we can to take care of ourselves but sometimes we can fall short. This is understandable, especially if we do not have the proper tools or our environment didn’t teach us the most effective forms of coping. The good news is, therapy provides the space to reflect on old patterns, behaviors, and begin to ask ourselves, “is this working for me anymore”? If the answer is no, let’s take a look at it.
I have experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds who struggle with various symptoms including but not limited to anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, low self-esteem, substance use, adjustment to life changes, relationship concerns, and work-related stressors.
One of my top values as a clinician is to continue to learn, grow and provide the most effective evidence-based treatment for the client’s I serve. I have recent training in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (EXRP) which is primarily used to treat symptoms of OCD, panic, and phobias. My training was completed through the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy and I continue to seek on-going consultation. In addition to EXRP my therapeutic approaches are primarily client centric focusing on what fits you best. Some approaches I utilize include DBT, CBT, strengths based, solution focused, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and narrative therapy.
I provide therapy to adults, and I have special interests working with individuals experiencing concerns related to anxiety, OCD, perfectionists, college students, substance use, adult children of substance abusers, young adults working to build independence, the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals wanting to gain useful coping skills.
BS in Psychology with a minor in Aging Studies – Minnesota State University, Mankato
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions – University of Wisconsin, Stout
Mental Health Systems, PC
Masters Practicum/Internship at Pride Institute
LADC (Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy) since 2017
LPCC (Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy) since 2019
Anxiety Related Disorders and Phobias
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (EXRP)
LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapist
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.
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