Community-Based Therapy Services & Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
I have had experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, abuse, grief, depression, anxiety, school difficulties, adjustment to change, and those who experience symptoms of psychosis. I enjoy incorporating body and mind activities, creativity, a positive attitude, and humor into my work.
I am here to listen to your story, help build strengths, foster personal development and provide needed tools and encouragement. I do this through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based and Person-Centered approaches, Positive Reinforcement and other perspectives and strategies. My philosophy is to be the gentle yet direct “guide” walking alongside you through life’s ups and downs.
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.
Approach to Supervision
I am a DBT, community based, and school based therapist. I received my MSW from University of St. Thomas and have acquired my LICSW. I have worked for ACP since 2018 where I began as an intern, moved into a mentorship role for other interns and new providers, and now serve as a supervisor. With this experience, I value the opportunity to guide and support new providers and students as they begin their clinical experience and form the foundation for their career. I recognize the balance that it takes to navigate the challenges this field presents as well as the fear it creates and discipline it requires. I aim to be a leader, teacher, supporter and friend to those entering into their career as a therapist. I am passionate about helping individuals discover their identity they can be confident in for years to come.
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
- Coming soon
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Masters of Social Work (MSW) – University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University