Community-Based Therapy Services
Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services


I utilize a strength-based, person-centered approach to help clients achieve their vision of recovery. I use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help clients to develop effective skills for coping with their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

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.

Areas of Specialty

  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • DBT

Licensures / Titles

  • Mental Health Practitioner

Education

  • Masters in Social Work from St Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

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