Chronic and Persistent Challenges
Grief and Loss
Methods & Practice
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Everyone faces multiple challenges that overlap and are intertwined, and everyone has multiple strengths. My focus is to facilitate a trusting relationship where we can identify the challenges and the ways they are causing distress. Together we can recognize, develop, and apply your strengths that can ease the distress, and combine those strengths with other resources to move toward lasting wellbeing and peace.
I place the highest priority on cultural competence and respect for all people. I offer a safe, welcoming and considerate environment for those who might have multiple chronic and persistent challenges, which might include trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, life changes, and homelessness, among others.
Addiction is rarely an isolated problem; often co-occurring challenges magnify and intensify harmful consequences. Relief from these challenges requires focus on the whole person.
Among the well tested and effective tools I use are Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, 12 Step Facilitation, Mindfulness, Narrative, Existential, AEDP, Seeking Safety, and EMDR.
Starting counseling can be a daunting and fear filled task, yet facing these challenges together is easier than facing them alone
If you would like to discuss working together please contact me.
Licenses & Credentials
Minnesota Licensed Professional Counselor, Lic #01866
Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Lic #304120
Minnesota Approved Gambling Treatment Provider
EMDR Institute Trained, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Provider
AEDP Institute Level 1 Trained, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Provider
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling, Advanced Practice
Metropolitan State University
Bachelor of Science, Alcohol and Drug Counseling