I have been practicing as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for over 10 years, practicing in clinical setting for nearly 14 years. I am licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota. My experience during that time has been varied. I have practiced as a Employee Assistance therapist whereby my primary practice model was Solution Focused therapy and a fair amount of couples counseling. I've also worked in a community mental health capacity conducting primarily individual therapy but also running a groups. I utilized several approach's including CBT, solution focused, narrative, and focus on chemical dependency issues (including co-dependency). Additional areas of focus included depression, anxiety, personality disorders, SPMI, chemical dependency, and criminal court concerns. I've also conducted therapy exclusively for military personnel, helping with the unique challengers presented to that population. I garnered significant experience helping folks overcome depression, anxiety, stress/trauma, and overall adjustment to life change.
I have a years experience (September 2021 to August 2022) conducting online therapy via primarily telephone, as well as via video.
I am currently working with military personnel in a non medical, solution focused (basically, EAP) capacity for military personnel as a primary practice
I approach therapy from the perspective of everyone can do better than their current circumstance. We cannot control life's problems, we can however, garner the courage to seek help to overcome these problems and improve ourselves. I enjoy assisting people in doing so and finding their "ah-hah" moments in life's journey. The therapeutic alliance is paramount in helping a patient achieve their overall goals and also to enhance the therapists overall ability to help the patient grow and develop.
I look forward to the opportunity of helping you determine and achieve your goals in your journey of achieving improved mental heath.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 8615
ND LCSW 5777