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 always an easy task and requires a lot of courage to ask for help. Whether your suffering stems from substance use issues, significant life changes, loss, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem, know that you are not alone. We all are trying to do the best we can to take care of ourselves but sometimes that can fall short. This is understandable, especially if we don’t have the proper tools or our environment didn’t teach us the most effective coping methods. 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 am here to help increase awareness, highlight your strengths and recognize small incremental changes to help you build confidence. As you begin to understand your experiences you will be able to recognize certain aspects of your life that you have control and influence over. With time and practice you can work to let go of the pain and suffering that has had control over you and start to shift your thinking in a positive direction.
I have experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders in residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, and individual therapy. I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing mental and chemical health concerns. I have experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds who struggle with various symptoms including but not limited to anxiety, depression, impulsivity, low self-esteem, substance use, codependency, adjustment to life changes, relationships conflict, and work-related stressors.
I provide therapy to individuals ages 16+. I have special interests working with individuals experiencing concerns related to substance use, adult children of substance abusers, young adults working to build independence, the LGBTQ community, perfectionists, college students, and individuals wanting to gain useful coping skills. 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. In addition, I am able to provide individual therapy for clients participating in other DBT or chemical health programs.
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