I employ a strength-based approach when working with clients to achieve their vision of recovery. I enjoy working with clients to develop a life that is in alignment with their values. I specialize in dialectical behavior therapy and work with clients to develop effective skills for coping with their symptoms. I am trained in integrative behavioral health and strive to assist clients as they move toward holistic wellness.
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.