IMPORTANT: I only of offer MESSAGING on the BetterHelp platform. If you signed up with BetterHelp subscription service therapy to have video or phone live sessions, I strongly recommend that you choose a therapist who offers video/phone sessions on the BetterHelp platform.
You can send me a message here at any time and as often as you want, though I typically check and respond to messages 1 time per day during weekdays. I take weekends and federal holidays off. If you were looking for a therapist that does live chat, video sessions, or phone calls please know that you are well within your right to change to a counselor that provides those services, as I only provide services through messenger. If you feel we aren't a good fit for this reason and you need assistance in changing counselors you are well within your right to do so.
Please note that BetterHelp makes it very easy to request to be matched with a different therapist; therefore, if you do want to work with a therapist who offers video/phone and messaging, there is a simple solution. You can go up to the "help" tab and click on change counselor/therapist. That will allow you to be matched with a therapist who offers more options for your therapeutic needs. It is important to me that you get the experience and have the opportunities that are right for you.
I am licensed clinical social worker in Minnesota with over 8 years of experience as a therapist. I also have over 10 years of experience working with families as a social worker in hospital setting and family services. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and much more. I also helped those who have experienced trauma or abuse. I have experience working with teens, and adults at varying points of life from young adult challenges, mid-life difficulties and elder concerns.
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. My strengths are genuine caring, open listening, encouraging, validating and support. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves so we work together to come up with goals and a treatment plan that supports your goals. My approach is primarily solution-focused. I am able to work thru many modalities and we can try different skills/techniques and find what is going to work for you.
I look forward to being able to support and empower you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 20303