I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based in North Dakota and licensed in both North Dakota and Illinois. I have over 18 years experience working with individuals and families facing many challenges including depression, stress and anxiety, adjustment to life changes, loss and grief, family conflict, anger management, parenting issues, problem solving and decision making. I also have extensive experience working with families of children with special needs as well as experience in medical settings working with individuals and families facing major medical crises and issues.
I believe that you already have the strength and ability to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of experiencing the joy and quality of life you deserve. My goal is to provide you with a warm, supportive, and respectful environment where you can safely explore the tools which can help you reach your potential. I believe the therapy experience should be positive, attentive, and validating. I will help you express your thoughts, feelings, emotions and needs and use research based approaches to help you meet your life goals.
I believe that the therapeutic process is one in which you will choose your own goals and uncover what you truly value. Together we work on solutions and developing your strengths through motivational interviewing, symptom targeted intervention (STI) and solution focused (brief) therapy which gives you, the client, the power to fix your own problems instead of relying on therapy in the future.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ND LCSW 5921
IL LCSW 149.011753
Jody is great! She listens to me and allows me to troubleshoot my issues. Highly recommend
Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Jody for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, stress, anxiety, and coaching
I've absolutely loved having Jody as a therapist! She's kind, understanding, and has helped me through some difficult family situations. As a traveling nurse, traditional therapy is hard to work into my schedule. I appreciate that I can do sessions no matter where I am!
Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Jody for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue