Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
I am empathic and supportive, yet direct. I frequently use humor to connect with clients. I work from a strengths-based point of view and believe all clients have the ability to improve their lives.
While working with me, clients can anticipate to develop coping skills, as well as identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns.
Dialectical Behavior 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 is a very effective treatment for multiple conditions including borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD, impulsivity, eating disorders, and some forms of anxiety.
To expand and improve our care options for clients, ACP offers Telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Telehealth uses phone or video conferencing to connect you with highly qualified and experienced providers in real-time from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Before your telehealth appointment, you will receive details for how you will connect with your provider. If you will be connecting via phone, the provider will plan to call you at your scheduled appointment time. Please be ready to take the call and also check that your phone allows calls from blocked numbers (accessible within your phone settings). If you will be connecting via video conference, your provider will email you an invite to join the appointment. Please call our office to learn more about ACP’s telehealth services and to schedule an appointment.
Areas of Specialty
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Substance Use Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Licensures / Titles
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Bachelors of Science in Psychology (BS), and Theatre Arts – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
- Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health (MPS) – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities