I am licensed in Minnesota with 24 years of professional work experience. My experience centers in helping clients with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Special interests of mine are working with those who have health anxiety, and (especially) the unique needs of male victims of sexual abuse. My clients report feeling as though I am calming, insightful, and compassionate. I strive to be a motivating, encouraging presence when needed after or during a crisis. A goal is to help a person find or restore hope. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
MN Psychologist-Master LP4081