If you're ready to start your journey, I'm here to help. Together we can work on the issues that matter to you and build a happier and healthier life.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I currently work with adolescents and adults struggling with regulating difficult emotions and navigating relationships. I use a nonjudgmental stance - meaning I seek to balance the truth of the client with the needs of the current moment. Mindfulness practice is utilized as a part of therapy to assist you in gaining awareness of the present moment.
I have experience treating anxiety, BPD, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorders, self-harm and eating disorders. I have special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, adolescents and young adults. I lead an Adolescent DBT skills group in addition to adult DBT groups.
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.