I'm a GenX, old punk rock chick. No BS, no peering at you over my spectacles and making inscrutable comments like "hmmm" and "interesting!" in lieu of actual therapy and potentially helpful suggestions. I give a little pragmatic homework to the people I serve, because I believe that while therapy is important, it's what you do outside the room that really produces lasting change. I've been in practice a long time, am trauma-informed, and nothing shocks me.
I am an Iowa licensed clinical psychologist and have conducted psychotherapy for 29 years. I work with adults and older adults, and have worked in many different settings - inpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosis, halfway house, substance abuse treatment at all levels of care, maximum-security prisons, multidisciplinary pain clinic, nursing homes/ALFs/memory care, and hospice. I mainly work from an a client-centered approach, and my clients describe me as warm, down-to-earth, caring, and practical. In my private work, not found on this platform, I work mainly from an ancestral/animist perspective and welcome those who hail from pagan and non-mainstream belief systems.
I believe that you are the expert in the room when it comes to discussing your lived experience, and that with ongoing support, structure, strategy-testing and encouragement, that healing and resolution are possible.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fertility Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LP #099727 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
She is extremely helpful and knowledgeable while also being warm and down to earth.