Do you tend to think in all or nothing thinking? Are you all in or all out? Super happy or feel really down? Do you see your thoughts and/or behaviors impacting your relationships or peace within yourself? I am so excited helping people restore that balance! This lack of balance can play out in many ways: chaotic relationships, work stress, lack of self esteem, poor body image, unusual eating habits, creating rules for yourself to feel like you’re staying in control. Together, we will learn to vanquish the illusion of no-control and shift you towards living an authentic life. I want you to be empowered and trust in yourself to make the choices that are best for you.
Although most people look for guidance or help when things are going wrong, it’s also helpful to find what is going well in your life to compliment the hard work you’ll be embarking on. I excel at helping people find and practice gratitude, recognize their natural strengths, laugh more, find peace and increase their hope.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Minnesota and Colorado, focusing on issues that arise through relationships and interpersonal problems. I am certified as an Expert Level Life Coach, and am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as a Certified Instructor, so provide and incorporate Animal-Assisted therapy. I specialize in Eating Disorder treatment, which is a unique niche for truly understanding the thoughts, body image, and co-occurring disorders that happen with ED's.
DBT credentials provide knowledge and experience to help manage moods swings and tolerating emotions. TF-CBT skills teach grounding skills, and CBT-E is a specific and well-rounded approach to interrupting Eating Disorder Behaviors. Being a PATH instructor certifies that I can use horses in a session safely as well as therapeutically to provide biofeedback about emotions, assertiveness, and relationships.
Educationally, I hold a Masters degree in Human Service, specializing in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Capella University. I obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Art at University of Wisconsin- Stout. My experience has since focused on eating disorders and dual diagnoses, knowing this can bring anxiety, trauma, grief, etc, and I have done so in outpatient level of care as well as Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Residential levels of care.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CO LMFT 1345
MN LMFT 2455
Cody is knowledgeable and supportive. She always knows what will help.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Cody for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem
Cody is so kind and caring. She has been extremely helpful and has so many resources to share - two sessions in and I already feel like she’s helped me make strides with my anxiety and stress management. I’m looking forward to continuing to work together!
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Cody for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Cody helped me get out of a slump and refreshed my knowledge and commitment to good mental health practices.
Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Cody for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Cody is absolutely amazing. She is always very empathetic and is very knowledgeable. I don't know what I would do without her.
Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Cody for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety