Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
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.
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 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
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Personality disorders
- Mood disorders
- Cognitive impairment
- Integrative Behavioral Health
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Mental Health Professional
- Masters of Social Work – Integrative Behavioral Health Fellow – University of Minnesota
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychological Science – Gustavus Adolphus College