"I am a therapist who believes in empowering individuals via a client-centered approach to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones that will enable them to achieve their goals and make positive changes."
I believe that creating a therapeutic relationship of trust and safety is a cornerstone of building the framework that enables clients to achieve their goals. I strive to work collaboratively with clients via a person-centered approach in a manner that empowers them to identify existing strengths and discover new ways to approach challenges and move toward improved mental health and wellness. My areas of specialty and focus include anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, professional/career issues, and overall quality of life challenges. My focus is on working with adults (individuals and couples) 18 and over. I utilize evidenced-based approaches that include CBT, MI, ACT, elements of DBT, and other interventions (including meditation and mindfulness) – recognizing that each client is unique and deserving of an individualized approach.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 8650-125
MN LPCC 2009