I operate under the assumption that every person has permanent, built-in value. This is reflected in my clinical approach where I collaborate with others to discover their valuable identity. I have a background in evidence-based interpersonal practice with people of all ages and backgrounds. I enjoy working to resolve issues related to depression, suicidality, anxiety, and personality disorders using an eclectic combination of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
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.