Choosing a therapist, a person you will trust with the personal details of your life, can be daunting. My hope is that this introduction can provide you an understanding of how I approach therapy. In our work together, I aim to create a space in which you feel grounded and genuinely supported, where you feel encouraged to slow your mind down and turn inward. The process of therapy takes a great deal of courage and self-reflection, and after collaborating on your goals, we will work towards change by exploring patterns in how you relate to yourself, others, and the broader world. At times, the therapeutic process can be deeply challenging and frustrating. But it can also be rewarding and calming. D. W. Winnicott said that, at its core, therapy is essentially play, and I hope to also infuse our time together with an equal focus on joy, laughter, and the things that make our lives feel meaningful.
At CARE Counseling, I provide individual therapy for adults coping with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, and grief; I also enjoy helping people work through difficult periods of transition and change. I ground my therapeutic approach in the humanistic-existential and psychodynamic traditions, exploring both the complexities of finding meaning in our lives, while also identifying concrete, practical methods to use in everyday life. I am also familiar with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and have utilized both of these with previous clients.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education, specializing in clinical mental health, and I am currently under supervision while I work towards LPCC licensure. I am an avid reader, camper, and hiker. I have been an ‘old soul’ for many years, and when not working, I can be found wrapped up in a blanket with a cup of coffee and a good book. I also never turn down an On Being podcast episode, hosted by Krista Tippett. I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to walking alongside you as you begin your journey.
M.A. – University of Minnesota
B.A. – Bethel University
CARE Counseling (Present)
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MNTC)
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.