Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I enjoy working with people who are interested in using DBT to increase their skill set of healthy coping mechanisms and enhance the quality of their lives. I have a strong interest in working with young adults and those working on trauma, anxiety, substance use and chronic health issues. I aim to provide a validating and non judgmental space where we can work together to address the goals that are most important to you.
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
- Young Adults
- Substance Use Disorders
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Mental Health Professional
- Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of St. Thomas
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – St. Catherine University