I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA), have completed the part 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, Mindful Based Stress Reduction training, and also specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I have worked with adults and adolescents with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in both residential and outpatient therapy settings. I approach therapy with a combination of skills-based interventions (DBT) and explore the mind-body connection to develop somatic resources (MBSR, Sensorimotor).
ACP's DBT program adheres to the Linehan model of DBT, is certified by MN DHS. Our clients meet with their individual therapist for one hour a week and attend a two-hour weekly skills group for at least 26 weeks. Unlike traditional group psychotherapy which focuses on processing experiences and feelings, DBT groups focus on learning four sets of important skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT a very effective treatment for multiple conditions including borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD, impulsivity, eating disorders, and some forms of anxiety.