I have been entrusted with the ability to connect with individuals, families and organizations in the midst of struggle, challenge and change and through that connection help them find a path forward that supports and fosters growth and change. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with adults, couples, teenagers and families, helping them to manage the challenges of anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship conflict. I also assist organizations with managing and implementing change.
Over the past twenty years I have learned three simple truths. Everything I do is guided by these truths. The first truth is that we seek connection: We need to belong, to love and to be loved. The second truth is that we seek separateness: The need to be unique, to be valued and to have something to offer others. The third truth is that we seek meaning: The need to understand ourselves and others and to feel a sense of purpose.
I am a 1995 graduate of Northern Illinois University's Marriage and Family Therapy training program and have been practicing continuously since then. In 2013 I completed the requirements for a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was born and raised in west central Minnesota and consider myself a "small town boy." I have three adult children and feel fortunate to have been able to raise them in a community that provided that same small town "feel" that so strongly influence my own growth and development. In my spare time I enjoy photography, woodworking, composing music and playing and singing in a rock-n-roll/folk music band.
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LMFT #0889 (Expires: 2018-12-31)
Very knowledgeable, insightful and compassionate. Talks to you in a non-condescending way and tries to help you in the most productive way.