Whether this is your first experience in therapy or your second, third, or fourth– I am so happy that you are here. It takes a lot of strength, courage, and resiliency to take the time to learn, grow, and challenge yourself to be the best version of you. Everyone is capable of change and healing. I also recognize that change and healing take time. There may be a lot of ups and downs and I am here to walk alongside of you in your own personal journey of growth. It is my belief that we are the experts of our own lives– sometimes we just need a little support, guidance, validation, and accountability, free from judgment. You can expect me to prioritize providing you with an environment that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive.
I have experience working with early adolescents (11-14), teenagers, and adults in both individual and group settings suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction and co-occurring disorders, grief/loss, trauma, difficulties with emotion regulation, SI/SIB, and a range of interpersonal problems. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, holistic, and influenced by your wants and needs in therapy. I also incorporate principles of DBT, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches. My personal passions are for the outdoors and hiking and living an active lifestyle. I believe our mental and physical health are influenced by one another and that we can bring our passions into our daily lives to improve our overall well-being.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education and Promotion with a Community Health Concentration from the University of Minnesota Duluth and my Master’s degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I am a dual licensed therapist; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).